Midfielders Thomas Broich and Katrina Gorry have claimed the top awards at Brisbane Roar’s annual club presentation night.
Broich claimed the Gary Wilkins Medal for Hyundai A-League Player of the Year while Gorry capped off a season of inspirational performances with the club’s Westfield W-League Player of the Year award.
It is the second time the German playmaker has taken home the prestigious medal, named after Queensland football legend Gary Wilkins, after winning it in his debut season for the Roar in 2011 while Gorry’s award comes in her first season at the club.
Versatile Ivan Franjic was voted Hyundai A-League Members’ Player of the Year for his committed performances throughout the campaign while Besart Berisha won Hyundai A-League Players’ Player of Year, as voted by his teammates.
The Albanian striker also took home the club’s Hyundai A-League Golden Boot award for his 14 goals while midfielder Tameka Butt won the Westfield W-League equivalent after she netted eight goals in the final five matches of the season.
Fresh from her Julie Dolan Medal for Westfield W-League Player of the Year at the competition’s awards night last week, captain Clare Polkinghorne was voted the club’s Westfield W-League Players’ Player of the Year.
Ross Archibald was named National Youth League Player of the Year while James Donachie was rewarded for his consistency throughout his debut season with the club’s new Young Player of the Year award.
Captain Matt Smith was named Club Person of the Year for his many hours of community work, dedication to recovery from hip surgery and constant positive presence around the club.
Brisbane Roar Presentation Night 2013
Volunteer of the Year – Shane Jeynes
Club Person of the Year – Matt Smith
Staff Member of the Year – Jasmyne Buswell
Young Player of the Year – James Donachie
National Youth League Player of the Year – Ross Archibald
Westfield W-League Golden Boot – Tameka Butt
Westfield W-League Players’ Player of the Year – Clare Polkinghorne
Westfield W-League Player of the Year – Katrina Gorry
Hyundai A-League Golden Boot – Besart Berisha
Hyundai A-League Members’ Player of the Year – Ivan Franjic
Hyundai A-League Players’ Player of the Year – Besart Berisha
Gary Wilkins Medal for Player of the Year – Thomas Broich