Ellie Carpenter named Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year nominee for December

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Canberra United, are proud to announce Ellie Carpenter as the December nominee for the Westfield W-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2017/18 Award.

Westfield Matilda Carpenter, 17, joins Melbourne Victory’s Kyra Cooney-Cross (November) as a nominee for the prestigious Award.

During December 2017 Carpenter featured in all three matches for Heather Garriock’s side. While the team from the nation’s capital didn’t record a win in those outings, Carpenter was a shining light for the ACT-based squad.

Indeed, Carpenter displayed her versatility during December 2017, playing in both defence and midfield for Canberra as they sought to enhance their Westfield W-League Finals Series chances against some of the competition’s top teams.

The Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2017/18 will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Night.

NAB’s Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Knott, said he is proud to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to identify and reward outstanding achievements of talented young footballers.

“We congratulate Ellie on her nomination and look forward to watching her development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Knott.

“We are also pleased to recognise Ellie’s nominated junior club, Cowra & District Soccer Club in New South Wales, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.”

Ellie Carpenter

Carpenter’s nominated junior club will receive a NAB Club Recognition Award, which includes a range of equipment along with $1,000.

The overall winner of the Westfield W-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2017/18 Award will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking products and services.

"As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game. Who knows, we may even see some of the nominees in the green and gold jersey in the future,” Knott concluded.

Each month representatives from the FFA Technical Department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U23 players in the Westfield W-League during that period.