H2O/ITE Dream Team markswoman Nuriah Mohd Noor is a constant thorn in defenders’ minds, her pace often leaving them trailing in her wake while her clinical finishing strikes fear into goalkeepers.
Despite her tiny build, Nuriah’s eye-catching performances resulted in her selection in the newly formed H2O/ITE Dream Team in October.
Initially unaware of her nomination for the Goal Singapore Football Awards' Women’s Player of the Year, Nuriah was ecstatic after she found out.
“Honestly I was very surprised!” Nuriah told Goal Singapore.
"I didn’t know about it, I woke up one morning and all my teammates were messaging me to tell me I was nominated.
“I am very happy and shocked. I have no idea how my name got into the list!
“I recognise all the other nominees, one is my teammate and the others are opponents I have played with over the years and I think everyone deserved to be nominated."
Even though Nuriah was nominated, she revealed she has not been checking the public polls, which would give the player with the highest percentage two votes and immunity in the final round.
Instead, it has been her father who has been checking the polls frantically and keeping her updated, and Nuriah said that it was such support that warms her heart.
“The past few days, I have been getting a lot of support from my family and teammates and it is just very nice to see it,” Nuriah beamed.
“It’s not that I don’t care whether I win or not, I am just very happy to be nominated. May the best woman win, but I think the biggest winner of all this is women's football."