Plenty of personal and collective achievements were celebrated as members of our Club were nominated for a number of awards at two ceremonies on Saturday night.
The Club was heavily represented across the South-East on Saturday night with a raft of nominations at both the 2019 Football Queensland Awards, as well as the 2019 City of Logan Sports Awards.
Ahead of her 14th Westfield W-League season in Brisbane orange, captain courageous Clare Polkinghorne’s incredible 2019 was capped off in style, named as the City of Logan Sportswoman of the Year.
Throughout 2019, Polkinghorne had led the Roar Women to a second-straight top-two finish, as well as journeying to France for her fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup & moving into the Roar Women coaching ranks for the 2019/20 Season.
The Young Roar also took home silverware from the event, named as the 2019 Team of the Year following the Club’s maiden Foxtel Y-League title, a club-record 36 points in the NPL QLD competition, as well as producing eight players who would go on to earn professional or scholarship contracts.
During the 2019 NPL QLD campaign 51 players were used, including 14 seventeen-year-olds, six sixteen-year-olds and three fifteen-year-olds.
CEO David Pourre was a finalist for Sports Administrator of the Year, as was the Roar Active Program for Community Program of the Year, Izaack Powell as Young Sportsman of the Year, Indiah-Paige Riley for Young Sportswoman of the Year & Roar Women Head Coach Jake Goodship as Coach of the Year.
New Roar Women striker Rylee Baisden would have needed a helping hand getting her trophy haul out of the Football Queensland Awards. The dangerous attacker’s incredible season in attack for Moreton Bay United earned her the NPLW QLD Golden Boot, NPLW Player of the Season as well as a position up front in the NPLW Team of the Year.
Baisden netted 33 goals from 25 appearances in the 2019 season, including six hat-tricks and an eye-watering seven goals in one outing.
Academy General Manager Warren Moon’s incredible season as Lions FC Head Coach, which included leading the squad to a second-straight NPL National Series Grand Final, also didn’t go unrewarded, with Moon taking home the honour of NPL QLD Coach of the Year.