Gorry nominated for Asia's top gong

In a stellar rise to success, Brisbane Roar W-League and Westfield Matildas midfielder Katrina Gorry has nominated for AFC Player of the Year.

Gorry has been a key player in the Brisbane Roar set-up since joining the Queensland club in 2012 and the 22-year-old excelled at this year's AFC Women's Asian Cup, scoring three goals as Australia made it to the final against Japan.

Gorry only made her national team debut in 2012 but since then, has cemented her place in the star-studded line-up, also winning Brisbane Roar’s Player of the Year award for the Westfield W-League 2012/13 campaign.  

Gorry was also a part of the FC Kansas City squad that won the National Women's Soccer League in August this year.

“This is a fantastic achievement for any player and it’s great for Mini in terms of personal recognition,” Brisbane Roar W-League Head Coach Belinda Wilson said.

“It’s a great reward for all the effort and determination she’s shown over the last two years with Brisbane Roar.

“Her progression into the national team came with her club success and she’s continually excelled at the highest level with the Matildas.”

Gorry is nominated alongside two-time winner Aya Miyama and Nahomi Kawasumi, both from Japan. The winner will be announced at the AFC Annual Awards in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, 30 November in conjunction with the AFC’s 60th anniversary celebrations.