Full back Scott Hilliar has capped a fine 2015/16 ASB Premiership season for Loaded WaiBOP United by winning the franchise’s Player of the Year award.
Hilliar, previously a national age group 800m track champion, was formerly a midfielder before being moved to right back at the start of the 2015/16 season.
Making use of his natural athletic abilities and willingness for hard work, Hilliar became a fixture on the right of United’s back four, defending strongly and getting forward at every opportunity.
“I remember sitting down with Scott before he signed and talking about where he would play," said Head Coach Peter Smith.
"He was adamant that right back was where he’d like to be and where we’d get the best from him. It made a lot of sense to me at the time and, for anyone who watched us play this summer, they’ll know it turned out to be a pretty good decision.”