Wanderer Wally van Gool has been crowned the Male Champion of the Year at the Female Football Week National Award Winners this morning.
Wally has been with the Western Sydney Wanderers since day one and has displayed an immense passion for ensuring the women's game is given the same respect as the men's.
He holds roles as a volunteer with both the Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League teams and has ensured that as the leader of the volunteer group they too share his passion for growing female football.
He has encouraged the crew to make signs, take photos with the players, ask for autographs and has been instrumental in delivering a quality product for the players in our squad and provides a warm and friendly environment for the teams – both home and away.
In addition, Wally has a role as a female football coach in his local Association, Macarthur and has encouraged girls and women of all ages to take up football.
His enthusiasm and passion to grow the game has definitely helped increase the number of girls and women playing football.