Monday, 19 August 2013 3:25 PM
Australia’s women footballers have been recognised for their achievements on the pitch after receiving four nominations in the I Support Women In Sport awards.
Stephanie Catley, Kyah Simon and Ellyse Perry were all nominated for individual awards while the Matildas were nominated for the A-Team of the Year.
The awards are determined by an online vote which is open until September 15 and can be accessed at http://www.isupportwomeninsport.com.au.
Catley was nominated in the One’s to Watch category having already won the W-League Young Player of the Year award after a stellar 2012-13 season with the Melbourne Victory. She had already claimed the competition’s overall footballer of the year award the year earlier and made her debut for the Matildas in 2012.
Simon was nominated for Leadership Legend award after taking Sydney FC to the 2012-13 W-League title before the 22-year-old continued her strong form playing for the Matildas.
Dual Australian international Ellyse Perry is up for the fair fighter award that recognises both the skill of the athlete and the level of fairness they play with.
The Matildas were nominated for team of the year and will come up against the Diamonds (netball), Hockeyroos (hockey), Jillaroos (rugby league) and the Southern Stars (cricket).
The nominations highlight the growing recognition of Australia’s female footballers and are great achievements in themselves. We wish Catley, Simon, Perry and the Matildas the best of luck.
Be sure to get your votes in for Australia’s female footballers.