Albion striker Whelan wins player of the month award

Brighton Ladies striker Aileen Whelan's impressive performances in February have been rewarded by being named the WSL 2 player of the month.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 6:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:41 am
Aileen Whelan with her player of the month award. Picture by Paul Hazlewood/BHAFC

Whelan scored the third goal in Albion's 3-1 victory against London Bees and then hit a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Oxford. She fought off tough competition for the award, from Tottenham’s Sarah Wiltshire and Brighton team-mate Ini Umotong, who scored twice in February.

After being presented with the award, Whelan said: “Individually and collectively as a whole, we’ve played much better in February. However for me, Oxford was a big game, it was my first FA Women’s Super League hat-trick, so it was definitely one to remember.”

For more information on the FA WSL and to get match tickets visit

Keep up with all the top football news and transfer gossip from England, Scotland and beyond with