Awards – NZF/SNZ

NZF Awards – 2011

NZF Awards – 2011

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New Zealand Football: New records, new winners at football awards Winston Reid and Hannah Wilkinson collected multiple honours while Ali Riley and Chris Wood set new records at New Zealand Football’s 2011 awards dinner held at Sky City Hamilton on Thursday night. West Ham’s Reid, who was ruled out of the All Whites quest to defend their OFC Nations Cup title with a groin injury, picked up the Nike Men’s Player of the Year – voted by a cross-section of the football community – and the inaugural NZPFA Player’s Player of the year award – as voted by his teammates. Swedish based Ali Riley extended her dominance of the Nike Women’s Player of the Year award winning that category for the fifth time – and fourth in succession – after a WPS-winning season in the USA. However, Riley and her teammates voted defender Abby Erceg the inaugural Football Ferns Players’ Player of the Year, recognising her importance to the team in their World Cup year. Chris Wood’s scoring exploits in the English Championship and League One throughout 2011 saw the former Hamiltonian become the first person to win three Nike Young Men’s Player of the Year titles, adding another plaque to those won for the 2008 and 2009 calendar years. The biggest haul of awards went to Hannah Wilkinson who collected three gongs; the Nike Young Women’s Player of the Year and both the ASB Women’s League’s Player of the Year and golden boot trophies following a record goal scoring effort on the domestic front and a breakthrough year with the national team. The Young All Whites, who progressed to the knockout stages of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico, were resounding winners of the Team of the Year Award, while the exploits of Auckland City’s dominance at domestic level in 2011 was recognised with Ramon Tribulietx winning Coach of the Year. A new community focused set of awards saw four winners recognised for their positive impact at the grassroots. Napier City Rovers recognised with the All Whites Community Impact award for a community based programme delivered to nearly 7000 children in the Hawke’s Bay, while Wellington’s Island Bay United received the Commercial Partnership award for building relationships...

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NZF Awards – 2010

NZF Awards – 2010

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New Zealand Football: Nelsen scoops sixth Player of the Year title Ryan Nelsen picked up the Nike Men’s Player of the Year accolade for the sixth time in his career at the New Zealand Football’s annual awards dinner on Friday night. The All Whites’ World Cup skipper, who won the award in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009, scooped the award for his influence and performance at the FIFA World Cup and in the English Premiership League for Blackburn Rovers. Nelsen was doubly rewarded at the red carpet event honouring football’s high achievers in the 2010 calendar year, winning the OFC Player of the Year title for just the second time. His two-gong haul was matched Ali Riley who won both her third straight Nike Women’s Player of the Year for the time and second consecutive OFC Women’s Player of the Year title. Tommy Smith prevailed in a very tight field for Nike Young Player of the Year with his World Cup credentials – he played every minute of the campaign – and 30 games for English Championship side Ipswich Town edging two time winner Chris Wood and the goal scoring exploits of Kosta Barbarouses for Brisbane. Olivia Chance’s match-winning performance in the Women’s Knockout Cup final for Claudelands and standout showings in the FIFA U-17 Women’s’ World Cup earned her the Nike Young Women’s Player of the Year ahead of Anna Green and Rosie White, two players already capped at senior level. The All Whites’ unbeaten run at the FIFA World Cup saw them pick up the Team of the Year award while Ricki Herbert was named coach of the year for masterminding that campaign and the Wellington Phoenix’s charge into the 2010 A-League playoffs earlier in the year. The World Cup performances of Michael Hester and Jan Hintz saw them take home the respective honours of Referee and Assistant Referee of the Year, while Jacqui Stephenson was recognised with a NZF Merit Award for her selection as a match official for the upcoming FFIA Women’s World Cup. Waitakere United’s Allan Pearce collected the ASB premiership’s golden boot trophy, and the 13 goal haul that saw him become the first New Zealander to win that trophy also saw...

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