Football Queensland has today announced the nominees for the 2021 NPL Men’s 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 2021 NPL Men’s competition are as follows:
Player of the Year Nominees
- Andy Pengelly (Peninsula Power)
- Daniel Leck (Olympic FC)
- Max Mikkola (Lions FC)
- Steve Whyte (Olympic FC)
Young Player of the Year Nominees
- Brodie Boyce (Sunshine Coast Wanderers)
- Cyrus Dehmie (Brisbane Roar)
- Eli Adams (Brisbane Roar)
- Louis Zabala (Brisbane Roar)
Goalkeeper of the Year Nominees
- Brendan White (Peninsula Power)
- Joshua Langdon (Gold Coast Knights)
- Lachlan Hunter (Olympic FC)
- Luke Borean (Lions FC)
Coach of the Year Nominees
- Aaron Philip (Peninsula Power)
- Chris Grossmann (Brisbane Roar)
- Darren Sime (Lions FC)
- Paul Arnison (Sunshine Coast Wanderers)
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.