Football Queensland is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2021 FQPL 1 Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year.
The winners will be announced as part of the Football in Queensland Awards Night, to be held at Brisbane City Hall on Saturday, 30 October.
The Awards Night will recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and clubs from all levels of the game.
The nominees for the inaugural season of the FQPL 1 are as follows:
Player of the Year Nominees
- Daniel Bowles (Brisbane City)
- Liam West (Southside Eagles)
- Mirko Crociati (SWQ Thunder)
- Scott Halliday (Brisbane City)
Young Player of the Year Nominees
- Ezekiel Hawkins (Sunshine Coast FC)
- Jacob Krayem (Wynnum Wolves)
- Ryan Stieler (Western Pride)
- Umaru Sheriff (Holland Park Hawks)
Goalkeeper of the Year Nominees
- Duro Dragicevic (Brisbane City)
- Jace Hudson (SWQ Thunder)
- Tom Carroll (Rochedale Rovers)
- Zayne Freiberg (Ipswich Knights)
Coach of the Year Nominees
- Brian Hastings (Western Pride)
- Garrett McDuling (Rochedale Rovers)
- Ivor Prasad (SWQ Thunder)
- Matt Smith (Brisbane City)
How nominees and award winners are determined
As per the 2021 Competition Regulations, the Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year awards are determined based on a combination of referee 3-2-1 votes, Team of the Season votes, plus any other reasonable justification as determined by Football Queensland, such as disciplinary record or overall team performance.
Players are ineligible to win Player of the Year if they are suspended as a result of receiving a direct red card in a match or as a result of a Disciplinary Committee Hearing or Match Review Panel decision.
Players are also ineligible to win if they have played in fewer than ten First Team matches at the conclusion of the regular season.