The NAB Young Footballer of the Year program in the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League supports young football talent, whilst recognising the value that junior clubs make to the community and the development of young players.
Each month, outstanding performances by young players are rewarded with a monthly nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year. At the end of the season a panel of experts vote for an overall winner for both leagues using a 3-2-1 points basis.
NAB has introduced the opportunity for fans to have their say, opening a Fan Vote to assist the expert panel in selecting the winner of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year. Each winner receives a $10,000 personal investment portfolio and a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with meeting their financial goals.
NAB recognise the impact that junior clubs have on a player’s career, which is why each nominees’ junior club receives a NAB Club Recognition Award, including practical and financial resources to assist the club in continuing to develop future Australian football stars.
Australian and New Zealand Hyundai A-League players aged 23 years and under and Westfield W-League players aged 19 years and under are eligible to win the award.
NAB Hyundai A-League Young Footballer of the Year winners:
|2016/17||Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar|
|2015/16||Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar|
|2014/15||James Jeggo||Adelaide United|
|2013/14||Adam Taggart||Newcastle Jets|
|2012/13||Marco Rojas||Melbourne Victory|
|2011/12||Mathew Ryan||Central Coast Mariners|
|2010/11||Mathew Ryan||Central Coats Mariners|
|2009/10||Tommy Oar||Brisbane Roar|
|2008/09||Scott Jamieson||Adelaide United|
|2007/08||Bruce Djite||Adelaide United|
|2006/07||Adrian Leijer||Melbourne Victory|
|2005/06||Nick Ward||Perth Glory|
NAB Westfield W-League Young Footballer of the Year winners:
|2016/17||Remy Siemsen||Sydney FC|
|2015/16||Larissa Crummer||Melbourne City|
|2014||Amy Harrison||Sydney FC|
|2013/14||Steph Catley||Melbourne Victory|
|2012/13||Steph Catley||Melbourne Victory|
|2011/12||Ashley Brown||Melbourne Victory|
|2010/11||Kyah Simon||Sydney FC|