Sam Kerr wins 2021 UK Young Achiever Award

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Sam Kerr of the Australian Matildas celebrates a goal during the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off match between the Australian Matildas and Vietnam at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 06, 2020 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Sam Kerr is the winner of the 2021 Young Achiever of the Year award. The Australia Day Foundation UK’s awards took place over the weekend.

A virtual ceremony was held which saw the Westfield Matilda’s forward was announced as the winner. Kerr is the 17th recipient of this award. 

The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK award highlights the achievements of young Australians living in the UK. Sam Kerr is the second football player to win the award after Harry Kewell in 2005. 

Previous winners of this award have proven to be very successful in many different fields including sport, science, and comedy. 

Football Australia took to Twitter to congratulate her on winning the award.

Recognised for her achievements

Upon receiving the award, Kerr said: “It is humbling to be recognised alongside previous winners of this award, who hail from a diverse range of backgrounds and who have all made great contributions to various areas of society”.

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Chief Executive Officer of Football Australia, James Johnson also praised Kerr saying: “Sam has performed strongly for Chelsea FC since her arrival at the club and as one of the best footballers in the world, immediately lifts the profile of the club and the league”.

Club success

Sam has registered seven goals for her UK club Chelsea in the Women’s Super League. This has contributed to her team moving up into the top spot in the table after 10 games.

She currently sits at third in this seasons WSL top scorers list with seven goals to her name. She is just one goal behind Chelsea teammate Fran Kirby who has eight.

You can watch Sam and Chelsea Women play against Aston Villa in the Women’s Super League on Wednesday at 7:30pm.

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