Remy Siemsen from Sydney FC has been named the Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year at the Dolan Warren Awards night which was held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney tonight.
Remy, the November nominee, finished above Canberra United forward Nickoletta Flannery (December nominee) and Adelaide United’s Alex Chidiac (January).
Siemsen had an outstanding Westfield W-League 2016/17 Season and was a major reason that the Sky Blues were in contention for the Premiers Plate leading into the final round. Siemsen scored 6 goals for Sydney FC and was the club’s top goal scorer.
Speaking shortly after receiving her award, Siemsen was delighted to be named the Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year for 2016/17.
“It’s a huge honour. I was not expecting this at all. To be in the same category as Nicky Flannery and Alex Chidiac is fantastic.
“It was a big step up (my first season of the Westfield W-League) but I loved every minute of it, I learned so much alongside so many quality players.
“Ever since I was little I’ve always dreamed of being a Matilda so I’m going to do everything I can to get there and hopefully follow the footsteps of the girls that have won this award previously.
“Also, I would like to thank NAB for sponsoring this award and their ongoing support of female players in the Westfield W-League,” Siemsen continued.
Andrew Balzan, NAB’s GM Property & Industrials, presented the award and said “NAB is proud to support women’s football, and play an important role in recognising and rewarding the stars of tomorrow through the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.”
“We are delighted to present Remy with a $10,000 personal investment portfolio along with a Private Client Manager through NAB Private Wealth ensuring her financial goals, both now and into the future, are supported.
“It was also fantastic to provide Remy’s junior club, Manly United, with a NAB Club Recognition Award upon her nomination. It is great to see our partnership supporting the development of more stars of Australian football.
“We look forward to watching her continue to have more success in her career.” Andrew concluded.
Remy Siemsen 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.