Kye Rowles has continued his amazing end to the 2021/22 season collecting numerous awards from the 2022 Mariners Medal Dinner Awards.
Held at Drifters Wharf in Gosford, the Mariners’ night of nights concluded the 2021/22 Isuzu UTE A-League Season where the Mariners celebrated the achievements of Nick Montgomery’s squad where they secured a finals berth for the second consecutive season and matched last year’s impressive points tally, scoring more goals in the process.
The evening kicked off with a recap of all goals scored which included a historic run to the FFA Cup Final, where a narrow loss to Melbourne Victory was the difference between cup heartache and jubilation.
Daniel McBreen, former Mariners Golden Boot winner was the MC alongside Gabby Bowles and they enjoyed reminiscing on the season that was where McBreen often commentated on many of the Central Coast’s matches with Network Ten and Paramount+.
The Mariners Medal is decided by a culmination of the Fan’s Player of the Season, Player’s Player of the Season, and Coach’s Award and this year’s Mariners Medal went to the impressive Kye Rowles.
Rowles won last year’s honour and went from strength to strength this season, which included playing 90 minutes against FC Barcelona in the A-League All Stars and gaining his first cap for the Socceroos against Jordan.
Kye picked up the award after being voted by his peers as Player’s Player, as well as getting the recognition from Nick Montgomery for Coach’s Award.
The Centre-Back recorded a message from Socceroos camp in Doha less than 48 hours after his first cap and spoke about the experience this season.
“I’ve really enjoyed my football this season and to get the recognition from my team-mates is surreal.
“I still can’t believe how the back-end of this season has played out, it’s just nuts. From playing Barcelona to now making my Socceroos cap, I still can’t believe it.
“I really want to thank the boys that I’ve played with as without you this would not be possible.”
The Mariners would like to thank all that attended the Mariners Medal Dinner.
Full Awards List:
Official Supporters Club Player of the Year: Josh Nisbet
McDonalds Fan’s Player of the Year: Josh Nisbet
Yellow and Navy Foundation Newcomer of the Year: Jacob Farrell
Golden Boot: Jason Cummings
Five Year Service: Ken Schembri & Kye Rowles
Volunteer of the Year: Robert Inwood
Noel Spencer Goal of the Year: Béni Nkololo
Player’s Player of the Year: Kye Rowles
Coach’s Player of the Year: Kye Rowles
Chairman’s Award: Darren Dobson
Mariners Medal: Kye Rowles