Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Brisbane Roar FC, are proud to announce Brandon Borrello as the January nominee for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award.
The nomination is Borrello’s third for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award after he was the March nominee in 2014/15 and also nominated in October of the 2015/16 season.
Borrello is the fourth player nominated for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award following Sydney FC duo Brandon O’Neill (October) and Josh Brillante (November), and Western Sydney Wanderers FC defender Jonathan Aspropotamitis (December).
Bar a cameo off the bench in Brisbane Roar’s first game of 2017 against Newcastle, Borrello played every minute in the ensuing three matches, which included a vital goal in a win against Western Sydney Wanderers FC.
“It’s been a great month for me and the team and it’s an honour to be nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year for the third time,” said Borrello.
“I’ve been working hard on consistently performing at a high level and now I want continue to help the team be successful this season.”
“A big thank you to NAB for supporting the Young Player of the Year Award and grass roots football.”
The Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Night.
National Australia Bank’s General Manager Client Experience, Kieren Perkins said he 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 Perkins.
“We are also pleased to recognise Brandon’s nominated junior club, Nerangba United FC in Queensland, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game at a local grassroots level.”
NAB has generously donated a $2,000 NAB Club Recognition Award to Borrello’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,” Perkins 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.