Mark Bridge has become the first player to win two Wanderers Medals after being named the club's player of the year for the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.Bridge first received the Hyundai A-League Player of the Season in the Red & Black’s inaugural year and last night doubled his medal tally following a season which saw him in the best form of his career: scoring nine goals and providing eight assists.
In a season that saw the Wanderers go from second last in 2015 to runners-up in 2016, Bridge was a constant threat to opposition defences in his 23 games which included a career-best five-match scoring streak.
Mitch Nichols claimed a double as both media representatives and Wanderers Members voted to award him the Rod Allen Award: Media Player of the Year and Members’ Player of the Year.
Brendon Santalab won the Golden Boot presented by Nike after a late flurry which saw him score five goals in the final four matches of the season to equal the highest ever Wanderers season tally of 11 goals. Lachlan Scott won Foxtel National Youth League Player of the League after 15 goals in 17 NYL and NPL appearances.
Full list of award winners
Hyundai A-League Player of the Year presented by NRMA Insurance: Mark Bridge
Westfield W-League Player of the Year: Erica Halloway
Foxtel NYL Player of the Year: Lachlan Scott
Powerchair Player of the Year: Jacob Cross
Hyundai A-League Golden Boot presented by Nike: Brendon Santalab
Members’ Player of the Year presented by Coffee Emporium: Mitch Nichols
Rod Allen Award: Media Player of the Year: Mitch Nichols