Lachlan Wales named January nominee for NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Melbourne City FC are proud to announce Lachlan Wales as the January nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

This is Lachlan’s first nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year.

Having signed with Melbourne City FC from the Central Coast Mariners in the off-season Lachlan has had an outstanding Hyundai A-League season so far featuring in every match, scoring three (3) goals and providing two (2) assists.

Lachlan joins Chris Ikonomidis (October/November) and Sarpreet Singh (December) in the running for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award which will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Ceremony later this year.

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NAB’s Head of Media & Partnerships, Thomas Dobson, said he is proud to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to identify and reward outstanding achievement of talented young footballers.

“We congratulate Lachlan on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Dobson.

“We are also pleased to recognise Lachlan’s nominated junior club, Terrigal United, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.

“Lachlan’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 NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2018/19 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 program, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game,” concluded Dobson.

Each month representatives from the FFA Technical Department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U-23 players in the Hyundai A-League during that period.