Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Canberra United are proud to announce Ellie Carpenter as the October/November nominee for the Westfield W-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.
Ellie is the reigning NAB Young Footballer of the Year having claimed the 2017/18 title after being nominated last December.
Coming off the back of a successful campaign with the Portland Thorns in the NWSL in the United States, Ellie hit the ground running with Canberra United in the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season.
A versatile midfielder, Ellie shows maturity beyond her 18-years both on and off the field. A constant threat to any team with the ball at her feet, Ellie is also formidable in defence and an important player for Canberra United’s title aspirations.
The NAB Young Footballer of the Year will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Ceremony next year.
NAB’s Head of Media & Partnerships, Thomas Dobson, said he is proud to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to identify and reward outstanding achievement of talented young footballers.
“We congratulate Ellie on her nomination and look forward to watching her development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Dobson.
“We are also pleased to recognise Ellie’s nominated junior club, Cowra & District Junior Soccer Club, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.”
“Ellie’s nominated junior club will receive a NAB Club Recognition Award, which includes a range of equipment along with $1,000.
The overall winner of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2018/19 program will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking products and services.
“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game,” concluded Dobson.
Each month representatives from the FFA Technical Department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U-23 players in the Westfield W-League during that period.