Princess Ibini named January nominee for NAB Young Footballer of the Year award
Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Sydney FC are proud to announce Princess Ibini as the January nominee for the Westfield W-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.
At 19 years of age, Princess is in her fourth season of the Westfield W-League with Sydney FC and in 2018/19 has scored four (4) goals which has helped her team to a record-breaking 11th consecutive Westfield W-League Finals Series berth.
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This is Princess’ first nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year and joins Canberra United players Ellie Carpenter (October/November) and Karly Roestbakken (December) in the running for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year which will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Ceremony later this year.
The 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 Princess on her nomination and look forward to watching her development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Dobson.
“We are also pleased to recognise Princess’ nominated junior club, Earlwood Wanderers, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.”
"Princess' 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 program 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 Award, 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-19 players in the Westfield W-League during that period.