1 Jun 2012

Reid and Riley take top football awards

11:57 am on 1 June 2012

The All White defender Winston Reid and Football Ferns striker Hannah Wilkinson have collected multiple honours while Ali Riley and Chris Wood set new records at New Zealand Football's awards dinner in Hamilton.

West Ham's Reid, who was ruled out of the All Whites quest to defend their OFC Nations Cup title with a groin injury, picked up the Men's Player of the Year and the inaugural Player's Player of the year award - as voted by his team-mates.

Sweden-based Ali Riley extended her dominance of the Women's Player of the Year award winning that category for the fifth time - and fourth in succession.

Chris Wood's scoring exploits in the English Championship and League One won his third Young Player of the Year award.

The biggest haul of awards went to Hannah Wilkinson who collected three gongs; the Young Women's Player award and both the ASB Women's League's Player of the Year and golden boot trophies.

The Young All Whites, who progressed to the knockout stages of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico, were resounding winners of the Team of the Year Award.