Yet More Glory For Super Sam


Glory Westfield W-League skipper Sam Kerr scooped yet another award on Thursday evening when she was named The West Australian-RAC Sports Star of the Year for the second successive year.

The 25-year-old Fremantle local was one of 12 sportspeople nominated for the prestigious honour which has been claimed by the likes of Dennis Lillee, Steve Hooker and Rod Marsh in years gone by and was confirmed as the winner during a glittering ceremony held at Optus Stadium.

Her achievements over the course of 2018 included being named in the world’s top five in the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or and claiming the Golden Boot in both America’s National Women’s Soccer League and  the Westfield W-League.

With Glory busy preparing for Sunday’s huge semi-final against Melbourne Victory, Kerr was unable to attend the ceremony in person, but made it clear just how much the award meant to her.

“It is a huge honour to receive The West Australian-RAC Sports Star Award once,” she said, “so to receive it for a second year in succession really is something that I’m incredibly proud of.

“Representing my home city and State means so much to me and that makes this award even more special.

“With football being a team sport, none of what I have achieved would have been possible without the help of my teammates, coaches and support staff, so I would like to say a huge thank you to them as well and to my family and friends who have supported me throughout my life and career and continue to do so.”

The award continued a memorable week for the striker which also saw her take out the Westfield W-League Golden Boot for a second successive season.