Moore scoops awards
Queensland Roar captain Craig Moore has claimed his second consecutive Gary Wilkins Medal as the club’s best and fairest player at the Roar’s presentation night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight – one of four awards he claimed on the night.
Queensland Roar captain Craig Moore has claimed his second consecutive Gary Wilkins Medal as the club-s best and fairest player at the Roar-s presentation night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight - one of four awards he claimed on the night.
The inspirational Moore was recognised for his outstanding and consistent season, in which he performed at the highest level despite a brush with cancer.
The tough defender missed only one match for the season, while scoring his first goal for the club against Perth in round four, followed by another against Melbourne in round 17.
Moore backed up his triumph as club champion by also taking home the Player-s Player award, Orange Army Player of the Year and the Foundation Members- Player of the Year.
However, Moore was not the only player recognised on the night for an spectacular season.
Dutch striker Sergio van Dijk nabbed two awards from his first season in the Hyundai A-League.
With 12 goals in his first season in Australia, van Dijk easily claimed the Golden Boot as the club-s top scorer in the Hyundai A-League - finishing five ahead of fellow import Charlie Miller.
The genial Dutchman was also presented with the Queensland ROARS Against Racism Ambassador Award for his dedication to community events and helping to raise awareness of racism within the community.
Massimo Murdocca claimed an award for the Roar-s midfield contingent when he took out the Courier-Mail/Long Island Resort Queensland Roar Player of the Year, breaking the run of good friend Matt McKay who was the recipient of the award in the previous two seasons.
For the first time in the club-s history, awards were presented to the National Youth League and the Westfield W-League.
Chris Grossman was awarded the Queensland Roar Youth best and fairest award for his play from midfield which included 11 goals for the season.
Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne claimed the Queensland Roar Women-s best and fairest gong, a fine achievement in a championship winning team.
The Queensland Roar Women were acknowledged for their dominant Westfield W-League performance, finishing top in the regular season and beating Canberra United 2-0 in the grand final.
QUEENSLAND ROAR 2008/09 AWARDS
Gary Wilkins Medal (Club Champion): Craig Moore Players- Player: Craig Moore Orange Army Player of the Year: Craig Moore Foundation Members Player of the Year: Craig Moore Golden Boot: Sergio van Dijk Queensland ROARS Against Racism Ambassador Award: Sergio van Dijk Courier Mail/Long Island Resort Queensland Roar Player of the Year: Massimo Murdocca Queensland Roar Youth best and fairest: Chris Grossman Queensland Roar Women best and fairest: Clare Polkinghorne