TWO West Fife nominees for accolades at a prestigious football awards ceremony have missed out on picking up prizes.

On Saturday, Dunfermline Athletic Ladies and Girls FC's Under-14 Whites, as well as city-born Real Madrid and Scotland midfielder, Caroline Weir, were amongst those shortlisted at the ScottishPower Scottish Women's Football (SWF) Annual Awards.

Hampden Park hosted the event at the weekend, with prizes handed out in 16 award categories.

The team of Pars youngsters were shortlisted in the 'Youth Team of the Year' category, after a richly successful 2023 that saw them win the SWF East Region League Cup; win the SWF East Region 14's Caroline Weir League; and reach the semi-finals of the ScottishPower Youth Challenge Cup for their age group, where they lost 2-1 to eventual winners, Musselburgh Windsor.

Their head coach, Chris Wilmshurst, described their nomination as a "real honour" and "another fantastic achievement" for the team, but the award was presented to Heart of Midlothian's treble-winning 16s team.

In addition, former Pittencrieff Primary and Dunfermline High school pupil Caroline, 28, was put forward for International Player of the Year, alongside Scotland team-mates Rachel Corsie, Martha Thomas and Lee Gibson.

Caroline, who moved to Spanish giants Real in the summer of 2022, won her 100th international cap in July, surpassing that in UEFA Women's Nations League games with England and Belgium in September, but the latter saw her sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruputre in her left knee.

Earlier this year, she was named as the Scottish Football Writers' Association's International Women's Player of the Year, and was recently voted by her fellow professional players as the Liga F Player of the Season for 2022/23, presented by the Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE).

This award, however, was presented to Glasgow City goalkeeper Gibson.

In her address to those present at the awards, SWF chair, Vivienne Maclaren, said: "These awards celebrate the commitment, passion and achievement at every level of the game we all love, including those who can often be overlooked – the work that goes on to keep clubs going, the women who juggle football with work, life and caring responsibilities, the volunteers who provide opportunities for young women to play."