Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Brisbane Roar, are proud to announce Dimitri Petratos as the January nominee for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award 2013/14.
Petratos played in all four of Brisbane Roar’s Hyundai A-League fixtures in the first month of 2014, scoring his team’s third goal against Melbourne Victory in round 13.
Petratos was humbled to be nominated for the prestigious award.
“It’s a great feeling to be nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year award,” Petratos said.
“I’ve really enjoyed my football since coming to Brisbane and I feel like I’m continuing to learn every day under the coaching staff and alongside my teammates.”
“It’s been a big team effort to get the club to where we currently are and I’m just happy to play my part and contribute where I can.”
Dimitri Petratos is the fourth nominee for the annual award and joins Trent Sainsbury (October) and Adam Taggart (November) and Storm Roux (December)
Storm, Trent, Adam and Dimitri will be joined by two other nominees to be in the running for the title of NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award2013/14.
Tim Clarke, Head of NAB Sponsorship said he is delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to unearth future stars of the game.
“We congratulate Dimitri Petratos on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Mr Clarke.
“We are also pleased to recognise Dimitri‘s nominated club, Mount Gravatt Hawks in Brisbane, Queensland, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game at a local grassroots level."
NAB has generously donated a $1,500 equipment pack and $1,000 in a NAB Community Saver Account to Dimitri’s chosen junior club.
The overall winner of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award 2013/14 will receive a $10,000 NAB personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services.
“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, NAB is proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding tomorrow’s stars of the game. Who knows, we may even see some of the nominees donning the boots for the Socceroos in the future,” Mr Clarke continued.
Each month representatives from the football media and the FFA Technical department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U-21 players in the Hyundai A-League during that period.