Solomon Islands young football sensation Raphael Leai has been awarded the Golden Boot after netting 41 goals in New Zealand's Premier Youth Football league.

The Solomon Island U-17 national team forward scored his 41st goal and provided an assist to help Scots College beat Hutt International 2-0 in the final of the New Zealand College Sport Premier Youth Football league.

Leai shows great promise this being his first season, playing for Scots College on a sports scholarship.

Leai finished the league with 41 goals to claim the Golden boot award. Compatriot Leon Kofana also played a key role in defense as Scots College win a historic Premiership title for the first time.