Tolland striker Jaiden O'Brien has collected Football Wagga's top prize off the back of a breakout season with the boot.
The 19-year-old clinched the Pascoe Cup Player of the Year award during Friday's Gala Night, polling 21 votes to sit six votes votes clear of Leeton’s Anthony Trifogli and emerge victorious on the eve of his side's finals campaign.
Trifogli was recognised for his standout season with 15 votes while Tumut youngster James Goode earned 12 votes to come in third.
O'Brien went into the evening as a red-hot favourite and polled consistently through the opening four months of competition, largely thanks to his goal-scoring knack.
The Wolves youngster slotted 22 goals in his first 14 games to set himself 10 goals clear atop the Pascoe Cup leader board.
O’Brien received his award from Socceroos legend Paul Wade, saying it was “an honour” to meet him.
Though he's been kept scoreless in the past four outings, 'Jobi' will be key to Tolland’s hopes of finding the net against Wagga United in Sunday's elimination final.
Gardiner Shield honours were shared between Henwood Park's Harry Trevaskis and Ali Mozafari, neither of whom could be separated from another after brilliant respective seasons with the Hawks.
Tolland’s Bernadette Blake was the runner up while James Trevaskis and Nashwan Sulaiman polled strongly.
In the Blake Trophy, Wagga United’s Dave McGowan fought off a tight field to take home top honours while South Wagga’s Stephen Burns clinched the over 35s best and fairest.
Young’s Mark Mellish was Coach of the Year.
Pascoe Cup Team of the Year
- Isaac Cooper (Junee)
- Lincoln Weir (Wagga United)
- Ben Angel (Lake Albert)
- Liam Brown (Wagga United)
- Nick Ashe (Cootamundra)
- Jayden Beattie (Tolland)
- Jamie Rankin (Lake Albert)
- Adam McPhail (Cootamundra)
- Adrian Merrigan (Junee)
- Jaiden O’Brien (Tolland)
- Anthony Trifogli (Leeton)
- James Goode (Tumut