Thomas Deng named February nominee for NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Melbourne Victory are proud to announce Thomas Deng as the February nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

This is Thomas’ second nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year after being nominated for March/April last year.

The past six months have been an amazing period for Thomas. Having made his debut for the Caltex Socceroos against Kuwait just before the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season kicked-off, Thomas has played every match for Melbourne Victory so far and has been instrumental in ensuring that his team is currently third on the ladder.


Thomas joins Chris Ikonomidis (October/November), Sarpreet Singh (December) and Lachlan Wales (January) in the running for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award which will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Ceremony later this year.

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 Thomas on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Dobson.

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“We are also pleased to recognise Thomas’ nominated junior club, Adelaide Blue Eagles, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.

“Thomas’ 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 Award 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.

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“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year program, 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-23 players in the Hyundai A-League during that period.