Illawarra football's favourite sons, Scott Chipperfield and Matt Horsley, know what it takes to win grand final man-of-the-match awards - now their names have been immortalised in new medals struck by the IFA.Chipperfield and Horsley were best on-ground in the Wollongong Wolves' 2000 and 2001 grand final triumphs, respectively, and have lent their names to perpetual awards for the outstanding players in the IFA's Premier League and District League deciders.The Scott Chipperfield Medal will be awarded to the dominant footballer on the IPL's biggest day, while the District League grand final's best will receive the Matt Horsley Medal.Both players cut their football teeth in the Illawarra before starring with the Wolves and representing Australia.The new awards were announced during the IFA season launch at Lagoon Restaurant last night. Chipperfield was yesterday named in the 22-man Socceroos squad for the April 1 World Cup Qualifier against Uzbekistan and said from his Swiss base the new honour ranked among his career highlights. "To have an award named after you is something special and I am very proud," Chipperfield said. "It's a great feeling to know people appreciate what I have achieved in football and wanted to name this award after me."Chipperfield, a Bellambi junior, played in an IPL youth grade grand final loss with Corrimal and scored in a First Division decider victory for Tarrawanna before going on to international stardom.The 59-cap Socceroos veteran also attended Bellambi's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2007 and sponsored the Blueys in 2005."It gives me great satisfaction that I can help out clubs that have done a lot for me," Chipperfield said.Illawarra Premier League grand finals meant a lot to Horsley, who spoke to the Mercury from his home in Heathridge, just north of Perth.Horsley, the Wolves' captain during their golden era, turned down the chance to make his NSL debut so he could play in Balgownie's 1991 win over Figtree."I had just started to play for the Wolves and I missed what would have been my first NSL game to play in the grand final," Horsley said. "I wanted to play with the guys who helped me get to the Wolves."The 36-year-old said the new honour ranked alongside playing for Australia (his lone Socceroos cap came in 2000) and being made a Wolves' life member in 2001. "It's a wonderful feeling to know your name is going to live on while football is played in the Illawarra."Socceroos including 1974 World Cup squad members Adrian Alston and Jim Fraser, past captain Bob Bignall, Ted Drain and Jimmy Jenkins were also feted at the season launch.Meantime, tonight's Cringila Cup knockout has been cancelled in favour of a trial between the Lions and Wollongong United at 8pm.Port Kembla will hold their season launch at Villa D'Oro tomorrow night. Call 0411 372 411 for tickets.