Socceroo and Perth Glory FC defender Josh Risdon has added another impressive accolade to his blossoming football career after being named the 2016 South Western Times Sports Star of the Year.
After being nominated for the past two years it was third time lucky for Risdon, who was born and bred in Bunbury and played for local side Bunbury Tricolore.
The attacking right-back attended the ceremony in his home-town last night with partner Ebony, mum Leanne and sister Sarah.
Risdon has had a most memorable season so far, after making his debut for the Socceroos in November during a World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh. Risdon set up Australian striker Tim Cahill to score the team’s second goal.
The 23-year old has played 110 games for Glory and has more recently captained the team since mid-January which has coincided with Perth’s charge to the Hyundai A-League finals.
Risdon is also a Most Glorious Player award winner and an A-League all-star.
He’ll be leading his teammates out onto nib Stadium once again on Monday this Labour Day long weekend when Perth host the eighth placed Newcastle Jets.
A win for Glory could earn a finals berth for the Western Australians.
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