Capital’s Renee Bacon named MVP for Women’s National League

Capital Football’s Renee Bacon has been named Most Valuable Player in this year’s Women’s National League.

The 26-year-old was outstanding in a team that struggled early in the season but improved through the competition.

The MVP award was announced immediately after Sunday’s Grand Final, won 4-0 by Eastern Suburbs against Western Springs.

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The accolade caps a successful year for the Levin-born player who was judged to be Capital Football’s W-League Player of the Year as well as the winner of the competition’s Golden Boot.

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Bacon played her winter football for Waterside Karori after moving to the Capital from Otago, where she previously played for Roslyn Wakari and Southern United.

Main photo: Renee Bacon (centre) playing for Capital in this season’s national league.

Golden Boot award presented to O’Brien

Meanwhile, the post-Grand Final presentations also included the national league’s Golden Boot.

Having run away with the Golden Boot, with 17 goals in 14 rounds of competition, Suburbs’ Tayla O’Brien was presented with the Resene Golden Boot by national coach Jitka Klimková at Mt Smart Stadium.

Eastern Suburbs Tayla O’Brien receives the Resene Golden Boot from national coach Jitka Klimková. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

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