Double delight for Super Sam!


It was yet another night to remember for our very own Sam Kerr at the 2018 Dolan Warren Awards, with Glory’s Westfield W-League skipper being named joint-winner of the Julie Dolan Medal and also claiming the W-League Golden Boot.

Brisbane Roar defender Clare Polkinghorne shared the main women’s award with Kerr who bagged 13 goals and also contributed three assists despite appearing in only nine of Glory’s 13 regular-season games.

Sam Kerr fist pump


Her double triumph at the glittering Sydney event continued a remarkable 12 months for the 24-year-old during which she has won a host of other accolades including Young Australian and Young West Australian of the Year, AFC Women’s Player of the Year and Women’s Health Sportswoman of the Year and also taken out the National Women’s Soccer League MVP and Golden Boot awards while playing for her former US club, Sky Blue FC.

Like Polkinghorne, Kerr claimed the Julie Dolan Medal for a second time having won it last year and she became just the second Glory player to claim the Golden Boot, following in the footsteps of her former strike partner Kate Gill who led the scoring charts in both 2013 and 2014.

Other big W-League winners on the night included Canberra’s Ellie Carpenter who was named the Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year and Melissa Andreatta of Brisbane Roar who earned the Westfield W-League Coach of the Year honour.

The A-League awards, meanwhile, were dominated by Sydney FC, with Adrian Mierzejewski winning the Johnny Warren Medal, Bobo claiming the Golden Boot and Graham Arnold securing his third Coach of the Year title. 

Daniel Arzani of Melbourne City took out the Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year.