Another stellar night for Super Sam


Sam Kerr’s incredible year continued on Thursday evening as she took out the 2017 RAC WA Sports Star Award.

In a glittering ceremony held at Optus Stadium, Glory’s Westfield W-League skipper became the first footballer to claim the prestigious honour, the previous winners of which include the likes of Dennis Lillee, Justin Langer, Ben Cousins and Nat Fyfe.

With Kerr en route home from a promotional trip to London, her mother, Roxanne, was on hand to collect the award on her daughter’s behalf.

But via a pre-recorded video message, the 24-year-old striker expressed her pride at achieving yet another prestigious accolade.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to receive this award and would like to start by thanking its sponsors, the RAC and The West Australian,” she said.

“I’ve had an amazing year, but none of what I’ve achieved would be possible without my fantastic teammates both in the Matildas and at Perth Glory, the coaching and support staff and also my family and friends.

“I’d like to thank them for all their support.”

Kerr’s remarkable list of personal honours earned in the last 12 months includes being named Young Australian of the Year, WA Young Australian of the Year, AFC Women’s Player of the Year and Women’s Health Sportswoman of the Year, while she also took out the National Women’s Soccer League MVP and Golden Boot awards and the W-League 2016-17 Julie Dolan Medal and 2017-18 Golden Boot.