Brisbane honoured at awards night

Brisbane Roar Football Club has come home with a host of trophies from the annual Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League Awards night held at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel on Monday night.

Brisbane Roar Football Club has come home with a host of trophies from the annual Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League Awards night held at Sydney-s Hilton Hotel on Monday night.

Brisbane Roar Women, winners of this season-s Westfield W-League Premiership with their top-of-the-table finish, were particularly successful with captain Clare Polkinghorne winning the prestigious Julie Dolan Medal for Player of the Year.

“It-s always very humbling to be recognised with awards but in saying that, we had a great season as a team and I think any one of our players could have won this,” Polkinghorne said.

“I-m a proud Queenslander and proud to be the captain of this team - we had a really special season and it looks promising for next year.”

Tameka Butt, currently playing for Germany-s 1 FFC Frankfurt in the Australian off-season, won the Westfield W-League Players- Player of the Year Award, voted by her peers.

Brisbane Roar was also rewarded for their impressive disciplinary record, scooping the Fair Play Award for both the Hyundai A-League and National Youth League, for the least number of red and yellow cards accumulated throughout the season.

The trophies were collected by club captain Matt Smith, who represented the club alongside Polkinghorne, Thomas Broich, Jade North, Michael Theo, Emily Gilenik, Katrina Gorry, Amy Chapman and Head Coaches Mike Mulvey and Belinda Wilson.

Mulvey was recognised for his efforts for Melbourne Victory Women, where he was coaching prior to joining to the Roar in December 2012, with the Westfield W-League Coach of the Year Award.