Flannery's brilliance rewards Juniors

Nickoletta Flannery's Young Player of the Month Award stands to benefit her Junior Club more than anyone

Nickoletta Flannery was not the only one to benefit from her nomination as Westfield W-League, NAB Young Player of the Month for December.

Just as importantly, the Woden Valley Soccer Club Juniors, Flannery's club as a youngster were rewarded with a $1,500 NAB Club Recognition Award consisting of both an equipment portion and a financial boost.

Woden Valley Soccer Club President Danny Calder said it was fantastic for not only Flannery, but the club as well.

"This is fantastic news," he said.

"We're really proud to have been able to play a part in Nickoletta's development as a player."

Calder said that Flannery's nomination shows the importance of Junior Football programs, and their success when combined with hard work.

"Woden Valley SC prides itself on being a progressive club that provides the opportunity for players at all levels to enjoy playing football," Calder said. 

"Nickoletta participated in our development programs and is now showing that, along with her own hard work and determination, our programs work."

The boost to Woden Valley is a timely one, with a new initiative on the way to promote and increase female participation in football that it will be used for.

"Every dollar counts for a junior club such as ours, so to recieve the NAB Club Recognition Award at this time is an unexpected and highly valued prize," Calder said.

"We are about to launch a new initiative that aims to promote and increase participation in the game by girls and women, and we will direct this funding to that program, so the timing couldn't be better!"

The overall winner of the Westfield WLeague, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 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.