Jamie Young and Clare Polkinghorne have taken home the top honours at tonight’s 2019 Brisbane Roar Gala Night at The Lion Richlands.
For the second season running, an outstanding season between the posts earned Young the Gary Wilkins Medal for A-League Player of the Season.
The shot-stopper played 24 matches throughout the season, making 87 saves - the second highest in the league - many of which earned him Save of the Week.
In a disappointing season where they finished ninth, young striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls’ five goals in his maiden A-League season were a highlight.
Wenzel-Halls picked up the club's A-League Breakthrough Player of the Year while Adam Taggart. who moved to the K-League in February still earned the Golden Boot with 11 goals.
Roar Women Captain Clare Polkinghorne also capped off another memorable season for the esteemed defender, taking home the club's W-League Player of the Year.
Polkinghorne was the cornerstone of one of the league’s tightest defences as the Roar Women claimed a second consecutive top-two finish in Season 2018/19.
Eric Bautheac earned the plaudits of his peers, picking up the A-League Players’ Player Award. In her second Westfield W-League season in orange, Celeste Boureille added to her Player of the Year award from last season, taking out W-League Players’ Player.
Striker Allira Toby capped off a memorable W-League season, claiming her second straight Golden Boot award. Toby’s season haul of five goals is the equal-highest tally from a Roar player in the last four season & also earned the damaging striker the opportunity to train with the Westfield Matildas during their Cup of Nations preparations.
Another star of the future in Indiah-Paige Riley scooped W-League Breakthrough Player of the Year. The Redcliffe youngster was quick to find her feet in the Westfield W-League, even scoring her maiden goal on her 17th birthday.
Departing A-League Captain Matt McKay became the third player to be inducted into the Brisbane Roar Hall of Fame. The 272-game veteran joined triple-Championship winners Michael Theo and Thomas Broich.
Brisbane Roar Gala Award Winners
- Gary Wilkins Medal – Jamie Young
- Westfield W-League Player of the Year – Clare Polkinghorne
- Hyundai A-League Players' Player of the Year – Eric Bautheac
- Westfield W-League Players' Player of the Year – Celeste Boureille
- Hyundai A-League Golden Boot – Adam Taggart
- Westfield W-League Golden Boot – Allira Toby
- Hyundai A-League Breakthrough Player – Dylan Wenzel-Halls
- Westfield W-League Breakthrough Player – Indiah-Paige Riley
- Club Person of the Year – Nicola Gow & Tony Lambert
- Hall of Fame Inductee – Matt McKay