Soccer: Forrestfield United awards its best for 2017


Scott Barker and coach Terry Brown.
Scott Barker and coach Terry Brown.

SCOTT Barker has won the Forrestfield United Soccer Club’s major award at the club’s annual night of nights at the Crown Casino.

The talented defender won the Players’ Player of the Year award and was also runner up in the Fairest and Best.

“Everyone deserves this award, because it’s been a team effort this season, and everyone has done their bit to get us to where we are, but I’m delighted to win it,” he said.

“Coach Rod Banjac has worked really hard on our game and we’ve been taught to play football the Forrestfield style and it’s worked, with promotion to the NPL, and the way we play we know we can match it with anyone.”

Winger Rhys Loxley took out the Fairest and Best player and also won the Club Captain award.

Loxley said the award capped off a great season.

“We were there or thereabouts all season, and it came down to us and the Phoenix to gain promotion, and we were fortunate to get second,” he said. “That put us in the play-off against Mandurah and games like these are a lottery, and it came down to who wanted it more over the two legs and we came out on top, to cap a great season for us.”

Forrestfield United president Andy Osborne said the club was looking ahead to the NPL.

“We’ve got a lot to celebrate this year, both on and off the field,” he said.

“The amount of passion and dedication in this room is fantastic, and this club is built on solid foundations and family spirit. This will hold us in good stead for the NPL next season.”

The evening also celebrated the women’s and Masters Central teams successes, with both finishing runners-up.

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