Sydney FC defender Amy Harrison has been announced as the December nominee for the 2015/16 W-League Young Footballer of the Year award.

The 19 year-old's stellar month saw her help Sydney FC to wins over Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory before her season was cut short by a season ending ACL injury against Victory.

Despite the news, the reigning W-League Young Player of the Year was honoured to be in the running once again.

“It’s very special to be nominated for this award," said Harrison.

"I won the W-League Young Player of the Year last season so it feels great to be recognised to be playing well.”

“I’ve really been enjoying my time with Sydney FC and am honoured to receive this nomination because there are a lot of fantastic young players running around in the W-League.”

Harrison will undergo surgery shortly and will miss up to a year including the rest of Season 8, the beginning of Season 9 and next month's Olympic Qualifiers with the Matildas.

“It’s heartbreaking," she continued.

"It feels surreal knowing I’m not going to be able to play for a long time so it’s tough but I can’t wait to have the operation and get started on my rehabilitation.”

Harrison is the third player to be nominated for the Westfield W-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 Award, her nomination following that of Melbourne City FC’s Larissa Crummer (October nominee) and Brisbane Roar’s Angela Beard (November nominee).

As well as the nomination, NAB has provided St Mary’s Eagle Vale Soccer Club, Harrison's junior club of choice, with a a $1,500 equipment pack and $1,000 in a NAB Community Saver Account.   

Paul Juergens, Chair of the NSW/ACT State Leadership Council & NSW Retail GMsaid he is delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award unearth the stars of tomorrow.

“We congratulate Amy on her nomination and look forward to watching her development and growth on the football field in the years to come.” Mr Juergens said.

“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game. Who knows, we may even see some of the nominees donning the boots for the Westfield Matildas in the future.”

he overall winner of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 Award will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services.

The NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2015/16 will be announced on 26 April 2016 at the A-League and W-League 2015/16 Awards Night.

NAB Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

  • October: Larissa Crummer - Melbourne City - Forward
  • November: Angela Beard - Brisbane Roar - Defender
  • December: Amy Harrison - Sydney FC - Defender