Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Melbourne City FC are proud to announce Riley McGree as the April nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.
This is Riley’s second nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award after first being nominated as the March nominee for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season.
Riley has had a great run into the Hyundai A-League 2019 Finals Series, and has scored seven (7) goals with four assists from his 25 appearances this season.
McGree is the final nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award alongside Chris Ikonomidis (October/November), Sarpreet Singh (December), Lachlan Wales (January), Thomas Deng (February) and Keanu Baccus (March).
The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards which will be held on Monday 13 May at The Star Event Centre in Sydney.
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 Riley on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Dobson.
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“We are also pleased to recognise Riley’s nominated junior club, Gawler Eagles (South Australia), and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.”
“Riley’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.