She's a key cog in the England and Arsenal engine room, and Jordan Nobbs’ impressive career is going from strength to strength.

The 24-year-old England vice-captain was one of the standout performers of the side’s memorable run to the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 championships, and has pulled the strings in the Gunners’ midfield since 2010.

Her efforts were rewarded at the recent FA Women’s Football Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London, as she claimed the FA WSL 1 Players’ Player of the Spring Series.

The award had Nobbs brimming with pride, thanking her team-mates and vowing there is still more to come.

“It’s just an incredible feeling, if you want to win any award as a player, it’s one that other players have voted for. It’s a very proud moment and I’m very grateful,” said Nobbs, from Stockton-on-Tees.

“I feel like I’ve pushed myself a lot this year, but hopefully there’s more to come and I’ve still got more in me.

“I’ve had a great season with Arsenal and I’ve loved every minute of it so to win this award is the perfect finish.

“Pre-season has been hard – it always is, but it’s exciting to get back to your normal routine, and hopefully I can carry on that journey into the games, but pre-season’s been good and we’re in a good place right now as a club.

“It was incredible, personally it was an emotional rollercoaster, the good and the bad, but for the bigger goal of progressing women’s football, it was the perfect way of improving it really, and hopefully we can carry on being good role models and the women’s game can keep growing.

“For us to get regular games, and for the fans to be able to come regularly, we think it’s good for momentum for the women’s game.

“The support has been incredible. To be in the semi-finals of two major tournaments shows how together our team is and how far we’ve come in the women’s game – the qualifiers is another step for us to start again on an exciting World Cup.”

The FA Women’s Football Awards celebrated an exciting year for women’s football and recognised the achievements of clubs, players, staff and the excellent work done at the grassroots level of the game.

The awards also highlighted the success of The FA’s Gameplan for Growth, launched earlier in 2017, which aims to double participation and the fanbase of the women’s game by 2020 and create sustained success at elite international level.

Nobbs also picked up the FA WSL 1 Goal of the Spring Series prize for her stunning 30-yard free-kick against Manchester City, in May.

But far from being a one-off, Nobbs is building a reputation as a threat from long range, and it’s no fluke that her swerving effort sailed beyond the reach of City keeper Karen Bardsley.

“I do like to shoot and thankfully that one went in,” she said. “I like to have a go from long range – I’m always practising in training, recently leading up to that I’d been practicing a straight run technique and thought ‘what’s the worst that can happen?’

“I know I have it in my locker, so it’s a great feeling to know it went in.”

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