Jade McDonald has been voted as the winner of the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month for June 2018, gaining just over 45% of the public vote.
It was a great month for Jade and St Johnstone, winning two of their three matches. This included an impressive 0-3 win away to Glasgow Girls and a stunning 2-3 comeback on their travels to FC Kilmarnock, with Jade scoring the winning goal.
Speaking from McDiarmid Park, she said: “It’s hard to put into words how happy I am to win this award. It means a huge amount as a player to receive this recognition. I’m really pleased.
“I have to thank everyone involved at St Johnstone WFC. We’ve had a fantastic spell as a team recently, pushing up the table. As much as it’s nice to win this individual award, I wouldn’t have won it without everyone’s help.”
Jade also creates club history as the first St Johnstone Women’s player to win the award. Formerly Jeanfield Swifts, the club have played as St Johnstone WFC this season after an agreement was publicised in November 2017.
“It has been an exciting time as a player to be involved at the club. To have access to the facilities we now have and to have backing from the club is brilliant. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we’re pushing as high up in the league as we are now.”
Holly Hynd, Business Development Manager for Scottish Building Society, said: “We would like to say a massive congratulations to Jade on winning this award.
“This was another extremely tough month with all nominees having great moments for their teams. I think St Johnstone’s comeback against FC Kilmarnock after being 2-0 down was particularly special, with Jade grabbing the winner.”
Also nominated for the June award was Katherine Smart (Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale), Chloe Logan (Stirling University), and Abi Harrison (Hibernian).