Strikers Stand-Outs Eye Football In Queensland Awards Night

Nov 01, 2019 by

Brisbane Strikers’ stand-out season has the potential to reap further rewards at Saturday’s Football in Queensland Awards Night.

Three Brisbane Strikers personalities are in the running for honours at the inaugural Football in Queensland Awards Night, organised by Football Queensland.

A variety of awards will be presented at the event, recognising the outstanding achievements of individuals and clubs at both community level and from Football Queensland’s premier competitions.

Brisbane Strikers are guaranteed at least one award, with record-breaking goal scorer Andy Pengelly set to be formally recognised as the National Premier Leagues Queensland Golden Boot winner.

Pengelly notched an unprecedented 41 goals in the state’s top league competition in 2019 – including a record breaking nine goal haul against Sunshine Coast FC in July.

Pengelly was recognised as Brisbane Strikers’ Golden Boot winner at the club’s Presentation Evening a fortnight ago.

Also in the running for recognition is Bon Scott, who is nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year following his stand-out first season with Brisbane Strikers.

Scott is considered a strong favourite for the award after being selected as the starting goalkeeper in the National Premier Leagues Queensland Team of the Season in September.

A win would cap off an outstanding year for Scott after being named as Brisbane Strikers Players’ Player of the Year at the club’s Presentation Evening a fortnight ago.

Outside of the playing group, Brisbane Strikers club volunteer Bobby McLaren is also nominated for the Service to Football Award.

McLaren’s tireless contributions to Brisbane Strikers were recognised at the club’s presentation night when he was presented with the Jack Baren Award for the club volunteer of the year a fortnight ago.

Brisbane Strikers will be represented on the night by a mix of players, coaches and administrative staff at the Football in Queensland Awards – including recent Michael Cockerill Award winner Fraser Hills.

Head coach Owen Baker, who will also be in attendance on the night, said he is yet to tire of the recognition for the club after a year that saw the club mount an unprecedented run to the FFA Cup Semi Finals.

“We are looking forward to wrapping up a very memorable season for our club at the Football in Queensland Awards night,” Baker said.

“It’s always great to see people from Brisbane Strikers recognised and I’m not ashamed to say that we want as many awards as we can get.”

Baker added his support to the Football in Queensland Awards Night concept and hopes that it continues as an annual event.

“It’s a fantastic initiative from Football Queensland,” Baker said.

“Our state has a lot of outstanding players, coaches, administrators and volunteers and it is great to see everyone come together to celebrate football’s achievements in a formal way.”

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