Football will step into the spotlight at the 2017 Queensland Sport Awards, with our Under 14 Girls and referee Renae Coghill named Finalists for major awards.
The National Champion U14 Girls team is in the running for Queensland Junior Sport Team of the Year, while Coghill has been nominated for Sport Officiator of the Year.
The U14 Girls won the FFA National Youth Championships in July, scoring more goals (14) and conceding less (2) than any other team at the tournament.
As an added bonus, the Championship was sealed with a win over state rivals New South Wales.
Adding further icing to the cake was the individual plaudit given to keeper Mia Bailey, named Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
Experienced FIFA Assistant Referee Coghill’s nomination comes on the back of an outstanding year. She was appointed to matches in several prestigious competitions, including the Algarve Cup in Portugal, 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers, 2017 Under 19 AFC Women’s Championship, and the International Series between the Westfield Matildas and Brazil.
As a reward for her consistent performances at international level, Coghill was notified by the FIFA Referee Committee that she had been added to the candidates lists for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Both the Under 14 Girls team and Coghill would be worthy winners, and Football Queensland would like to congratulate them both on their fantastic achievements in 2017.
Queensland Junior Sport Team Finalists
Queensland Sport Officiator Finalists