Broich wins Fairer Play Award

Brisbane Roar midfielder Thomas Broich is the inaugural winner of the Hyundai A-League's ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.

Brisbane Roar midfielder Thomas Broich is the inaugural winner of the Hyundai A-League's ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.

Broich beat Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson and Melbourne Victory utility man Leigh Broxham for the award that recognises, rewards and supports gestures of fairer play in the community.

On the field, the German was not booked once throughout the recently-completed Hyundai A-League campaign and has skippered his team since January, in the absense of club captain Matt Smith who is recovering from hip surgery.

Off the field, Broich's contributions are just as significant, donating all three of his Brisbane Roar Player of the Match awards - a $500 cheque given by the Roar's exclusive 1303 Club - to worthy causes.

The recipients included the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program and 11-year-old Adam Burley, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome.

"It's quite an honour for me to be the first winner," Broich said.

"It inspires people to do good stuff off the field. It's always been an important part of our club culture."

Courtesy of ME Bank, Broich received $10,000 to donate to the junior club of his choice, with Brisbane Force the lucky recipients.

The Richlands-based club intends to use the funds to boost their junior development program.

Broich's award follows on from Brisbane Roar picking up both the Hyundai A-League and National Youth League Fair Play awards at last week's annual presentation night.