WUFC Awards 2020/21 Winners

Western United tonight announced the winners of the 2020/21 WUFC Awards presented by Tasman Logistics.
  
The Player of the Season Presented by Simonds Homes was awarded to Tomoki Imai. The Japanese defender played every minute of United’s season and was an influential player within the team.

The Forever West Award (Fans’ Player of the Season) Presented by Wyndham City was also awarded to Imai.
 
“I’m super happy that I was able to be awarded two awards,” Imai said.
 
“I couldn’t do it without all of the Western United fan’s support. I appreciate my teammates, staff and fans from the bottom of my heart. I would also like to thank my family members who were always by my side throughout this tough season. Thank you very much.”
 
The Young Player of the Season Presented by Victoria University Polytechnic was won by Dylan Pierias for the second year in a row. Pierias had an impressive season, scoring six goals and making an impact for the team.
 
As a special nod to our loyal Green and Black family, Western United fans and members had the opportunity to vote for the Forever West Award and the Emerald Goal Award.
  
The Emerald Goal Award (Fans’ Goal of the Season) Presented by Werribee & Western Automotive Group was awarded to Lachlan Wales for his goal against Wellington Phoenix in Match Week 18.
 
The season’s Golden Boot presented by Kappa was won by Besart Berisha with seven goals scored throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
 
Other award winners were goalkeeper Ryan Scott, who took home the Club Person of the Season Presented by Foodbank Victoria. The Club Person is voted by Western United players and staff and it is the second year that Scott has been awarded with the honour.
 
The Volunteer of the Season Presented by Happsa Group was awarded to Tahlia Lombardi for her commitment to the club.

The Western United Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Contribution Presented by Tasman Logistics went to Commercial Partnerships & Sales Manager Andrew Pirchan.
  
WUFC Awards 2020/21 Winners 

  • Player of the Season Presented By Simonds Homes: Tomoki Imai

  • Young Player of the Season Presented by Victoria University Polytechnic: Dylan Pierias

  • Golden Boot presented by Kappa: Besart Berisha

  • Emerald Goal Award (Fans’ Goal of the Season) Presented by Werribee & Western Automotive Group: Lachlan Wales for his goal against Wellington Phoenix (Matchweek 18)  

  • Forever West Award (Fans’ Player of the Season) Presented by Wyndham City: Tomoki Imai

  • Club Person of the Season Presented by Foodbank Victoria: Ryan Scott 

  • Volunteer of the Season Presented by Happsa Group: Tahlia Lombardi

  • Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Contribution Presented by Tasman Logistics: Andrew Pirchan