Each month, outstanding performances by young players are rewarded with a monthly nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year. At the end of the season a panel of experts vote for an overall winner for both leagues using a 3-2-1 points basis.
NAB has introduced the opportunity for fans to have their say, opening a Fan Vote to assist the expert panel in selecting the winner of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year. Each winner receives a $10,000 personal investment portfolio and a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with meeting their financial goals.
NAB recognise the impact that junior clubs have on a player’s career, which is why each nominees’ junior club receives a NAB Club Recognition Award, including practical and financial resources to assist the club in continuing to develop future Australian football stars.
Australian and New Zealand Hyundai A-League players aged 23 years and under and Westfield W-League players aged 19 years and under are eligible to win the award.
NAB Hyundai A-League Young Footballer of the Year winners:
|2015/16||Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar|
|2014/15||James Jeggo||Adelaide United|
|2013/14||Adam Taggart||Newcastle Jets|
|2012/13||Marco Rojas||Melbourne Victory|
|2011/12||Mathew Ryan||Central Coast Mariners|
|2010/11||Mathew Ryan||Central Coats Mariners|
|2009/10||Tommy Oar||Brisbane Roar|
|2008/09||Scott Jamieson||Adelaide United|
|2007/08||Bruce Djite||Adelaide United|
|2006/07||Adrian Leijer||Melbourne Victory|
|2005/06||Nick Ward||Perth Glory|
NAB Westfield W-League Young Footballer of the Year winners:
|2015/16||Larissa Crummer||Melbourne City|