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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Leticia McKenna of the Perth Glory reacts during a break in play during the round 10 W-League match between the Perth Glory and Canberra United at Dorrien Gardens on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)

Female Footballer of the Year: Leticia McKenna

Football West News

Football West NTC player and Perth Glory Women star Letica McKenna has capped a terrific season by being named WA’s Female Footballer of the Year.

The accolade, which is part of the rebel Female Football Awards, comes just days after the 16-year-old attacking midfielder represented Perth Glory in the Westfield W-League Grand Final.

McKenna, who began at Cockburn City at the age of six, has represented Football West NTC Girls at U13, U15 and U19, helping the Football West side win the 2018 Night Series.

She has also represented Western Australia at U13 and U15 level at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.

McKenna capped a breakout 2018 campaign in the NTC by being named Player of the Tournament at the NTC Challenge.

At the end of 2018, she made her Young Matildas debut during the U19’s AFC Championships qualifiers in Lebanon. She came on as a substitute during the 18-0 win over Mongolia and earned a starting spot in the game against Hong Kong.

At the beginning of the 2018-19 W-League season she announced her arrival by coming off the bench and scoring a wonder goal to help Perth Glory to an improbable 4-4 draw against Canberra.

Leticia McKenna played a vital role in the 4-2 semi-final win over Melbourne Victory last weekend, setting up Sam Kerr for two of her goals, and she was also named in the starting XI for the W-League Grand Final loss to Sydney FC.