Broxham nominated for inaugural award

Melbourne Victory's Leigh Broxham is one of three Hyundai A-League players nominated for the first ever ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.

Melbourne Victory's Leigh Broxham is one of three Hyundai A-League players nominated for the first ever ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.

Along with Jerrad Tyson (Western Sydney Wanderers FC) and Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar FC), Broxham was today announced as one of the final three nominees by Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO, David Gallop.

The Award is designed to recognise, reward and support the most significant gestures of Fairer Play within the Hyundai A-League community, both on and off the field.

It was established through a new partnership between the Hyundai A-League and ME Bank.

The ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award inaugural winner will be judged by an esteemed ‘Green Card Panel-, including: • Mark Bosnich and Mel McLaughlin - FOX SPORTS • David Davutovic - Herald Sun • Sebastian Hassett - Sydney Morning Herald • Marco Monteverde - Courier Mail • Damien de Bohun - Head of Hyundai A-League. • Ange Postecoglou - Melbourne Victory FC and Foxtel A-League All Stars Head Coach

Fans can vote for the most deserving act of fairer play and go into the draw to win $5000 plus a Grand Final package that includes two game tickets, return flights, accommodation and much more.

Fans can vote for their Fairer Play moment now at the Fairer Play website.

Mr Gallop welcomed ME Bank as a new partner to the Hyundai A-League and paid tribute to the role of Fairer Play in football.?

“While players are most often judged by their skill, goals and flair, football clubs exist because they represent their members, fans and the local community,” he said.

“The players are the people who make the connection by inspiring moments on the pitch and by acts of true sportsmanship and community spirit.

“Football has an important role to play in society as a huge number of our grassroots players look up to the stars of the Hyundai A-League, from their work on the pitch to their work in the community.

“While so often moments of Fairer Play go unnoticed I am very happy to announce the introduction of an award that symbolises one of the best attributes in sport - fair play.

“With the backing of a fantastic new partner in ME Bank this award will surely become an important feature of our competitive calendar.”

ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, said the company was excited to be partnering with the FFA to recognise fair play across the Hyundai A-League competition.

“Demonstrations of fair and unfair play on the football pitch resonate strongly with fans because it reflects our desire for fairness across all walks of life.

“As a bank that was founded by industry super funds to provide a fairer banking alternative, we believe in a ‘fair go- on the football field, in the community, and in banking.

“It-s great to recognise our Hyundai A-League nominees today and to announce we-ll be rolling out the Green Card for Fairer Play Award to grassroots clubs during the 2013 season, in the spirit of a fair go for everyone.”