Lowry takes out the ECU Player of the Year

Lowry takes out the ECU Player of the Year

Posted on January 7, 2015 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup defender Ryan Lowry has capped off a good season by taking out the clubs Player of the Year at the end of season Presentation Night at the ECU Clubrooms.

The 21-Year-old, who joined from Inglewood United two seasons ago, beat skipper Jon Higgins to the award, and he was outstanding all season, and due to injuries played at both centre back and right back. Coach Dale McCulloch said he was a deserved winner. “Paddy, which is Lowry’s nickname at the club, had a great season, he played in various positions and did a great job in all of them,” McCulloch said. “He is one of the best trainers at the club and it showed through his consistent performances during the year. He shows a great deal of maturity on the pitch for a 21-year-old, and I can only see him getting better.”

Lowry also took out the Players’ Player of the Year and the former Perth Glory Youth player was over the moon to win both awards. ““It’s been a good season for me and I’ve managed to keep injury free, which is important for all players,” said Lowry. “Playing alongside experience players like Charlie Comyn-Platt and Ryan Townsend was invaluable for me and it’s been great to learn of the pair. I’m learning each week, and it’s made me a better player, and I’m looking forward to next season, and helping the club to reach the Finals.”

In other awards from the night, Tommy Amphlett won the Golden boot, while keeper Andy Banks was recognized for winning the Football West – NPL-WA Goalkeeper of the Year. In the under 20’s striker Daniel Hepworth took out the Player of the Year and the top goal scorer, while central midfielder Zwadi Tsongo won the Coaches Award. In the under 18’s striker Callum Bochell also took out the Player of the Year and top goal scorer, while midfielder Ollie  won the coaches award. The ECU Club person of the year was won by Diane Amphlett.