Huddersfield Town's Elizabeth Rowan, who has battled mental health problems, has been awarded the Every Player Counts Player of the Year prize for Yorkshire and the North East for her inspiring work in the community and highlighting mental health issues.

As part of her recovery, the 34-year-old joined the Kirklees film makers, where she gained the experience and confidence to produce a documentary about the Good Mood league, as well as playing for Kirklees Insight Football Club.

The short film concentrated on what the league offers to people with mental health problems and how the league has helped them since it started.

It also covers how the league is tackling stigma attached to mental health issues.

"Football has helped put my life back on track again and I hope the documentary can help other people who struggle with mental health problems," said Elizabeth.

"I have learned a lot since getting involved in football, football has given me the springboard to go and achieve other things."

Elizabeth was lacking confidence and motivation due to her health condition, and added: "I was quite a shy person growing up and I'd never played or got involved with football.

"I got involved in a couple of tournaments and gradually I joined the team, playing in league fixtures and travelling with the club to various tournaments across the country."

Elizabeth, who has two children, is now studying for her FA Level One coaching badge.

"Football has given me structure, confidence and motivation, and the FA coaching certificate will hopefully help me provide children with the skills I have picked up along the way," she said.

"I am now interested in coaching kids within my own community and this will help me throughout life.

"I'm a big Liverpool fan now but I was cheering Huddersfield Town on at Wembley - and it is fantastic to see them winning promotion."

The Good Mood League is supported by the West Riding County Football Association in partnership with Huddersfield Town Football in the Community project for people who use services provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.

Every Player Counts, a leading project of The Football League Trust, is supported by The Football Pools who donated £2.59 million to the project.

The scheme now includes 48 Football League clubs, which are growing disability sport provision across England and Wales

The Football League Trust General Manager Mike Evans said: "Congratulations to Elizabeth on her well deserved award.

"Every Player Counts is about providing sporting opportunities to everybody, regardless of their ability, but also about improving lives and social opportunities too.

"Elizabeth's story epitomises this philosophy, football has helped her tremendously in life and now she wants to use her experience to help others. We are all delighted for Elizabeth and very proud of her achievements."