Brisbane A-League player Thomas Broich has won the Gary Wilkins Medallist for a third time in four seasons at the Roar’s annual awards night.
Thomas Broich has capped off a hugely successful A-League season, named as Brisbane’s Gary Wilkins Medallist for the third time in four seasons at the club.
In a spectacular Thursday night for the 33-year-old, Broich also claimed the members’ player of the year and players’ player awards at the Roar’s annual presentation night.
Matildas co-captain Clare Polkinghorne was named the club’s W-League player of the year, while Brandon Borrello won the National Youth League player of the year, a week after being named the competition’s best.
Gary Wilkins – a former Socceroo and Queensland captain – was honoured as the club’s inaugural patron on the night.
Broich’s prestigious club award comes days after jointly winning the Joe Marston Medal for player of the match in Brisbane’s 2-1 grand final victory over Western Sydney and follows his second Johnny Warren Medal for the A-League player of the year.
Luke Brattan’s last-minute Premiership-sealing strike against Melbourne Victory in round 24 was named as the club’s A-League goal of the year, while Tameka Butt’s round-10 stunner against the Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium was the W-League equivalent.
Kate Stewart and Vedrana Popovic were jointly awarded the W-League players’ player of the year, as voted by their peers, and 19-year-old Hayley Raso won the club’s young player award in her first season at the Queensland club.
Besart Berisha (11 goals) and Katrina Gorry (five) won the Roar Golden Boot award for the most goals scored this season.