Striker Tomi Juric has been announced as the November nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2014/15 Award.Juric has had a disjointed start to the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season due to the Western Sydney Wanderers’ incredible run in the AFC Champions League but his four appearances in November also saw him score two goals against the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC.
This follows on from his goal in the Champions League Final and his goal against Juventus for the Foxtel A-League All-Stars.
Speaking from Rabat in Morocco where he is preparing for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup competition, Juric was thrilled to hear that he had been nominated for the prestigious award.
“I’m very happy to receive this nomination,” said Juric.
“It shows that when you put in the hard work, you start to see the rewards.
“I’d like to thank the judging panel on selecting me and hope that I can continue to play well for the Wanderers this season.”
This is the first time that Juric has been nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.
Juric is in line for the title of NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2014/15 along with the October nominee, Terry Antonis from Sydney FC, which will be announced at the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League 2014/15 Awards Night on Monday 11 May.
Mr Paul Juergens, Chair of the NSW/ACT State Leadership Council & NSW Retail GM said “NAB is delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award unearth the future stars of the game”.
“We congratulate Tomi Juric on his nomination and look forward to watching his growth and development on the football field in the coming years” said Mr Juergens.
“We are also pleased to recognise Tomi’s nominated junior club, Hurstville ZFC and hope that our support will help the club continue to develop the game at a local grassroots level."
NAB has generously donated a $1,500 equipment pack and $1,000 in a NAB Community Saver Account to Tomi’s chosen junior club.
The overall winner of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2014/15 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, NAB is proud to play an important role in recognising and rewarding the stars of tomorrow. We hope to one day see these nominees kitted out in the famous green and gold representing the Socceroos”, Mr Juergens continued.
Each month representatives from the football media and 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.