Larissa Crummer from Melbourne City FC, has been named the inaugural winner of the Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of Year at the Dolan Warren Awards night which was held at the Carriageworks in Sydney tonight.
Crummer, the October nominee for the award, finished above Angela Beard (November nominee – Brisbane Roar FC), Amy Harrison (December nominee – Sydney FC) and Princess Ibini (January nominee – Sydney FC).
Crummer also collected the Westfield W-League Golden Boot Award after scoring 11 goals during the regular season and was instrumental in helping Melbourne City FC claim an historic Premiership/Championship double in their very first season in the competition.
Speaking shortly after receiving her award, Crummer was humbled to be named the inaugural Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of Year 2015/16.
“It was a massive surprise to win the award.
“Obviously we had an amazing season and this was really the icing on the cake.
I would like to thank the whole team at Melbourne City FC, because without them I wouldn’t have got this award.
“Also, I would like to thank NAB for sponsoring this award and supporting young female players in the Westfield W-League.
“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, NAB is proud to extend its partnership to women’s football, and play an important role in recognising and rewarding the stars of tomorrow.” Mr Spiro Pappas, EGM Global Institutional Banking said.
“We are delighted to present Larissa with a $10,000 personal investment portfolio along with a Private Client Manager through NAB Private Wealth ensuring her financial goals both now and into the future are realised.
“It was also fantastic to provide Larissa’s junior club, Peninsula Power from Brisbane, with a NAB Club Recognition Award upon her nomination. We hope that the resources, both practical and financial, assist them in developing more stars of Australian football.
“We look forward to watching her continue to achieve greatness throughout her career.” he continued.
Crummer will receive a $10,000 NAB personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services.