Stellar seasons recognised at 2018 WA football awards
QUEENS Park’s Katarina Jukic and ECU Joondalup’s Daryl Nicol were rewarded for stellar seasons on the pitch with the 2018 WA Football Awards’ highest honours.
The pair won the All Flags Women’s Gold Medal and All Flags Men’s Gold Medal respectively as Football West’s players of the year.
The award capped off a successful 2018 for Nicol, who was also named joint winner of the National Premier Leagues WA Golden Boot as the competition’s top goal scorer.
“This is a fantastic honour, I know how many good players there are in the NPL,” Nicol said.
Jukic, who also took out the Women’s Premier Division Golden Boot, said she “really didn’t expect this” after taking out the medal for the second year running.
Perth Glory’s Jake Brimmer won the Dylan Tombides Young Player of the Year award.
All Flags Gold Medal Winners
NPL WA Best Male Player: Daryl Nicol (ECU Joondalup)
Women’s Premier Best Female Player: Katarina Jukic (Queens Park)
Dylan Tombides Young Player of the Year
Jake Brimmer (Perth Glory)
NPLWA Goal of the Season
Antoine Lemarie (Forrestfield United)
State League Players of the Year
Division One: James Harmer (Rockingham City)
Division Two: Danny Hodgson (Olympic Kingsway)
Belt Up Amateur League Player of the Year
Premier Division: Jesse Higgins (Kingsley)
Coaches of the Year
NPL WA: Ramon Falzon (Perth SC)
Women’s Premier Division: Ben Anderton (Queens Park)
State League Division One: Taki Nicolaidis (Gwelup Croatia)
State League Division Two: Tim Kantor (Wanneroo City)
Belt Up Amateur Premier Division: Steve Dimitrovich (Kingsley)
Women’s State Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year
Morgan Aquino (Football West NTC)
NPLWA Goalkeeper of the Year
Jason Saldaris (Floreat Athena) and Alex Dunn (Inglewood United)
Belt Up Amateur Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year
Paul Rainford (Kingsley)
Volunteer of the Year
Vicki Frost (Quinns FC)
David Cantoni Disabilities in Football Player Achievement Award
Alessandro La Verghetta
All Flags Golden Whistle Referee of the Year