Professional Footballers Australia (the PFA) has today announced Austraffic as the official partner of the PFA Player of the Month Awards for the 2021/22 A-Leagues seasons.

The Austraffic Awards will continue to recognise excellence on the pitch in Australia’s elite professional domestic leagues, the A-Leagues Men and Women, with the partnership centred on enhancing the player-voted accolades.

Widely acknowledged as the most prestigious monthly award in Australian football, the PFA Player of the Month Award is the only peer-voted award in the A-Leagues.

After each month of action in the A-League Men’s and Women’s competitions, an expert panel consisting of former players and media experts, including Bruce Djite, Clint Bolton, Alex Brosque, Simon Hill, Grace Gill, Tara Rushton and Georgia Yeoman-Dale, will put forward nominees for the PFA membership to vote on.

Last season’s winners included Alou Kuol, Oliver Bozanic, Jamie Maclaren, Tomer Hemed, Michelle Heyman, Clare Wheeler and Kyra Cooney-Cross.

With a plethora of Australian and foreign talent to be showcased in the A-Leagues again this season, Austraffic’s Queensland Principals Caralyn and Martin Jordan-Williams are excited to support and celebrate each month’s outstanding performers.

“Austraffic is extremely honoured to partner with the PFA for these prestigious awards. The collective A-leagues are a unified force on this ‘eve’ of back-to-back World Cup tournaments and this season promises to exhibit the very best of our domestic competition. To present this monthly peer-voted award in partnership with an organisation like the PFA, run by the players for the players, is truly special”

Founded in 1983, Austraffic undertakes vehicle and pedestrian data collection and analysis in all states and territories of Australia, and New Zealand and has a strong connection to Australian sport. 

PFA Co-Chief Executive Beau Busch welcomed Austraffic to the PFA family and thanked them for their support of the players.

“There is no higher honour than the respect of your peers and we are delighted to be able to amplify the PFA A-Leagues Player of the Month Award in partnership with Austraffic.

“Both Austraffic and the PFA share a deep commitment to gender equality and to harnessing the power of sport to create positive change in society and this partnership will help advance this objective through celebrating the onfield excellence of our elite male and female players.” 

About Austraffic

Founded in 1983 (as Australasian Traffic Surveys), Austraffic has undertaken thousands of traffic, transport and pedestrian studies in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand. Austraffic’s systems and expertise delivers quality data that meets the customer’s needs. Their offices are located throughout Australia, and their traffic engineering and information technology specialists assist customers with the design, analysis and presentation of surveys.