It is a campaign that’s in its second year recognizes what is considered those unsung heroes. Those ladies that go beyond the call of duty for club and community.
This year there were over 300 entrants in the competition. After tallying over 6,000 votes, the top ten outstanding ladies were announced. The judges on the Super League reviewed candidates giving honorable commendations to Madeline Hegarty of North Leeds Leopards and Jean Palin of the Broncos.
Among those that nominated Lizzie for the prestigious award was Jess March wife of the head coach of the Keighley Cougars Paul March.
Lizzie was surprised when members of the team, family and friends went to the club to give her the great news.
"Lizzie's positivity is an inspiration and has been the glue that has bound the rugby league family together at a time of such sadness, she needs to be recognised for just how amazing she is!" he said.
Lizzie is a dedicated mother to her 8 month old twins, and following Danny’s death has successfully campaigned to have cardiac screening made compulsory across all professional and semi-professional tiers of rugby league teams, a rule that will come into practice ahead of the 2016 season.
When presented with the trophy by the team at Cougar Park, Lizzie added: “It's great that ladies are being recognised within rugby league, I have no doubt that rugby league would not function as well as it does without the women!"
In October the finalist will celebrate the end of the competition in a ceremony at Man of Steel awards. In attendance will be the stars of the Super League.
When the team at Cougar Park presented Lizzie with the trophy she said: "It's great that ladies are being recognised within Rugby League, I have no doubt that rugby league would not function as well as it does without the women!"
Among the prizes Lizzie won included £1,000 donation from Foxy Bingo to use for a future community project of her choice play a £1,000 holiday voucher.