Another Victory W-League Medallist will be crowned on Saturday after the club’s improved campaign.
Victory fell short of the finals, but saw the likes of young guns Kyra Cooney-Cross and Melina Ayres shine.
Natasha Dowie enjoyed another fine season, while defender Laura Alleway and midfielder Christina Gibbons also impressed.
We take a look at some of the Victory W-League Medal contenders.
Back at Victory, the Westfield Matilda led the club’s back four with her commanding presence and bravery. Alleway was crucial in leading a youthful Victory, with her positioning and tackling a highlight.
Ayres, 19, showed good signs throughout the season and scored two stunning goals, including the equaliser in the Melbourne Derby. Playing mostly out wide, Ayres was a constant menace to opposition defences.
Beard was the only player to play every minute of the Westfield W-League campaign for Victory. The left-back’s set-pieces also caused opposition defences several problems throughout the season as she finished with four assists.
Last year’s winner, the club’s all-time leading goalscorer produced another fine campaign. Dowie scored six goals and was again the focal point of Victory’s attack, while she worked tirelessly to pressure opposition defences.
The South Korea international took time to settle at Victory before being a constant threat thanks to her trickery in the number 10 role, including developing a fine combination with Dowie.
The American midfielder settled straight in at Victory and was a constant presence in the middle of the park. Gibbons’ passing ability was a key for the club, while the 23-year-old also scored a Melbourne Derby winner.