Austin & Scott

Gold Coast Knights Football Club Head Coach Scott McDonald and First Team Captain Austin Ludwik received awards at the 2023 Football in Queensland Awards last night (October 28, 2023).  

In the competition awards, Austin Ludwik from GC Knights FC was announced as NPL Men’s Player of the Year, and Scott McDonald won NPL Men’s Coach of the Year. Congratulations too to Josh Langdon, and Max Brown who were also nominees for Goalkeeper of the Year, and Player of the Year, respectively.  

The gala function, held at Brisbane City Hall, brought 500 members of the Queensland football community together to celebrate the outstanding 2023 achievements of individuals and clubs.  

Hosts were former Matilda footballer Amy Chapman and sports journalist Adam Peacock, who recognised the contributions of volunteers, players, coaches, referees, and clubs. They acknowledged what a special year of football it was with the FIFA Women’s World Club hosted on home soil (Australia/New Zealand and including Queensland.)  

It was also a special year for the Knights First Men’s Team, winning their third trophy for the season on September 17, 2023, defeating Moreton Bay 1-0 in the National Premier Leagues Queensland competition final.   

At the Football in Queensland Awards, clubs presented their own regional awards before state award winners were presented across the six categories of: community, service to football, referees, futsal, advanced club, and competitions.  

Congratulations to all clubs and players recognised.  

For the full list of 2023 winners, see ⬇️