NAB Young Footballer of the Year - December nominee

The December nominee is the final player for 2010

Football Federation Australia and NAB are proud to announce the fifth nominee for the 2010/11 NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

Matthew Ryan from Central Coast Mariners was voted as the most outstanding U/21 player for the month of December.

Determined by a panel of experts the NAB Young Footballer of the Year - December nominee, Matthew Ryan, was judged on his performance over weeks 17-20 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season.

Matthew Ryan is the fifth nominated player to be announced, in a list that includes North Queensland Fury-s Chris Payne, Adelaide United-s Mathew Leckie, Brisbane Roar-s Luke DeVere and November-s winner and Ryan-s team mate, Mustafa Amini. These five players will be joined in future weeks by two more U/21 players to qualify to be named the NAB Young Footballer of the Year at the Hyundai A-League Awards.

The overall winner will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services, and the inaugural NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

To acknowledge the vital role junior football clubs play in the development of today-s young stars as they strive to reach their potential, NAB will also present a $3,000 equipment pack to Westfields Sports High School, the school Ryan nominated for assisting most in his junior development.