Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) is delighted to announce Fox Sports commentator Simon Hill and Matildas star Kyah Simon as the hosts for Friday’s PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal Awards.

To be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney the event will see Socceroos legend Mark Schwarzer become the sixth recipient of the players’ highest honour – the Tobin Medal.

With the PFA A-League Team of the Season also set to be unveiled, along with PFA Scholarship winners and the awarding of Life Membership to one worthy recipient PFA Chief Executive Adam Vivian said it was vital to get hosts of the highest caliber.

“I’m sure all football fans would agree that Simon is one of the most respected football commentators in Australia with an outstanding knowledge and understanding of the game,” said Vivian.

“As part of the PFA’s commitment to ensuring the development of players on and off the pitch we were also eager to involve a current player as a co-host.”

“When we started to go through the possible names Kyah was one who really stood out through her previous work in the media.”

The Matildas star said she was honoured to be given the chance to host the players’ highest award.

“When you look at the previous winner’s of the Tobin: the late Johnny Warren, Joe Marston, Craig Johnston, Mark Viduka and Frank Farina you instantly get a sense of just how big this award is,” said Simon.

“To have the opportunity to host an event where another legend in Mark Schwarzer joins the list of Tobin Medalists is a privilege.”

Along with showcasing the work of Kyah the Tobin Medal will also highlight the endeavors of current and former players off the pitch.

Former Brisbane Roar skipper Chad Gibson, now Creative Director of Local FC, will be the events official photographer. The work of a former PFA Scholarship winner will also be on show with Newcastle Jets midfielder ZenonCaravella supplying the drinks courtesy of his role as an Ambassador for Stonefish Wines.