Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Sydney FC are proud to announce Brandon O’Neill as the October nominee for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award.
The nomination is O’Neill’s first nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.
O’Neill’s outstanding performances in the opening four rounds of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 are a major reason that Sydney FC have maximum points so far. In addition his free kick against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC at the Sydney Derby is already a contender for goal of the year.
“It is a massive honour to be recognised as the NAB Young Footballer of the Year for the month of October. I’d like to thank all my team mates because without them and all of their hard work, I wouldn’t have gained this recognition,” said O’Neill.
“It has been a great start to the season and it’s very enjoyable to be part of a team playing great football, and also to be mixing with a group of friends who get on very well off the field as well as on it.”
O’Neill is the first player to be nominated for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award.
The Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Night.
Maryana Andrew, NAB Joondalup Branch Manager said she is delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to unearth the stars of tomorrow.
“We congratulate Brandon on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Ms. Andrew.
“We are also pleased to recognise Brandon’s nominated junior club, ECU Joondalup and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game at a local grassroots level.”
NAB has generously donated a $1,500 NAB Club Recognition Award to Brandon’s nominated junior club, which includes a range of equipment along with a financial reward.
The overall winner of the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial 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 donning the boots for the Socceroos in the future,” Ms Andrew continued.
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.