2021-22 Isuzu Ute A-League Champions Crowned
With over 22,000 fans in attendance at AAMI park in Melbourne on Saturday, 28 May, the newly crowned Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final winners Western United lifted their first ever Championship trophy.
As well as the Mini D-MAX starting the match proceedings by delivering the match ball, Isuzu UTE Deputy Managing Director Koichiro Yoshida took to the pitch post match to present medals to the match officials, and to congratulate both teams on an outstanding match.
“Seeing so many fans in attendance to bring their passionate support to both teams was a fantastic end to an exciting finals series, and a real highlight of our first season of partnership with the A-League,” said Koichiro Yoshida.
"We offer our congratulations to Western United for their win after only three years in the A-League Men, and to runners up Melbourne City, and are looking forward to continuing our work with both the A-Leagues and Network 10 to bring football to all Australians for the new season".
Reflecting on the season, Australian Professional Leagues’ CEO, Danny Townsend, thanked Isuzu UTE for their support.
“We are so grateful to Isuzu UTE for their passion and commitment to the growth of football in Australia. We have achieved an extraordinary amount this season, despite it being one of the most challenging periods for sport globally, and we look forward to continuing this journey together with our partners Isuzu UTE Australia".
Rounding out the season, Western United's Ben Garuccio was awarded the Isuzu UTE Goal of the Season for his spectacular scorpion kick goal at the annual Dolan Warren awards in Sydney. While Melbourne City's Connor Metcalfe was presented with the Alex Tobin Medal on Saturday night, with the midfielder finishing the season with 21 votes to his name, earning him the prize of $10,000 cash and selecting his junior team, Valentine FC, to receive an Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN as part of his prize package.
Image: Connor Metcalfe selected his Junior Club, Valentine FC to receive a 2022 Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN
As the naming rights partner of the A-League Men's competition, IUA supports the League with a fleet of vehicles for ground and operations support, and worked closely with the A-League to provide on ground activations throughout the finals series, including social media filters and the Mini D-MAX.
For more information about our partnership, click here.