Melbourne City striker Larissa Crummer has been nominated the October nominee for the 2015/16 W-League Young Footballer of the Year award.

The 19 year old was nominated after a strong start for W-League ladder leaders Melbourne City with 4 goals in 2 games to lead the W-League Golden Boot race.

"It's great to be nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year," Crummer said.

"It's a credit to all the Melbourne City girls and coaching staff for pushing me for the season so far."

"I've been really happy with my start and especially the team's start to the season; the highlights for me would be winning three matches out of three and playing and training with players of such high caliber, and, of course, scoring four goals."

This year marks the first time the NAB Young Footballer of the Year award will be presented to a W-League player with each month representatives from the FFA Technical department voting - on a 3-2-1 basis - for the most outstanding U-19 players in the W-League during that period.

The monthly prize sees NAB donating a $1,500 equipment pack and $1,000 in a NAB Community Saver Account to the nominee's chosen junior club.

“We congratulate Larissa on her nomination and look forward to watching her development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Michael Hall, nabBusiness State General Manager, QLD.

“We are also pleased to recognise Larissa‘s junior club, Peninsula Power from Brisbane in Queensland and hope that our support will help the club continue to develop the game at a grassroots level."

The 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.