Burnley FC Women Captain Lauren Bracewell and forward Evie Priestley have been announced as finalists at this year’s Pitching In Northwest Football Awards.
Bracewell is up for Women’s Player of the Season and Priestley for The Athletic’s Women’s Rising Star of the Season.
The Claret nominations continue with Burnley FC Manager Sean Dyche up for the Manager of the Season prize, while Nick Pope and Dwight McNeil are in the running for an award after a panel of judges and public vote whittled down the original shortlists.
Burnley FC in the Community is also in the running for Community Club of the Season – Premier League (in association with the PFA) and Community Initiative of the Season (in association with the PFA) for their Veterans programme.
Now in it’s 13th year, the 2020 ceremony will look very different due to current restrictions surrounding COVID-19.
The 2020 honours will be announced in a digital ceremony taking place across the Northwest Football Awards’ social channels and website from 10.00 am on Monday, 9 November.
To follow the awards being announced go to: www.northwestfootballawards.com
Or follow live throughout the day, via: Twitter: @NWFAwards | Instagram: @NWFAwards | Facebook: @NWFAwards
The NWFA is honoured to again be supporting the Darby Rimmer Foundation.
Former Bradford City footballer Stephen Darby, who also played in the North-West for Liverpool, Rochdale and Bolton Wanderers, together with his close friend and former British Forces veteran, Chris Rimmer, set up the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation after Stephen’s sudden retirement from football in September 2018, on being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) at the age of 29.
MND is a degenerative condition that affects how nerves in the brain and spinal cord function. There is currently no cure.
PITCHING IN NORTHWEST FOOTBALL AWARDS 2020 FINALISTS
Manager of the Season Paul Cook – Wigan Athletic Sean Dyche – Burnley Ian Evatt– Barrow AFC Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool
Player of the Season – Premier League Nick Pope- Burnley Football Club Jordan Henderson – Liverpool Football Club Kevin De Bruyne -Manchester City
Women’s Player of the Season Saffron Jordan – Blackburn Rovers Ladies Football Club Lauren Bracewell – Burnley FC Women Rachel Furness – Liverpool FC Women Steph Houghton, MBE – Manchester City Lauren James – Manchester United Women’s Football Club
The Athletic Rising Star of the Season Lewis Travis – Blackburn Rovers Football Club Dwight McNeil – Burnley Football Club Tommy Doyle – Manchester City Mason Greenwood – Manchester United Josh Harrop – Preston North End Antonee Robinson – Wigan Athletic
The Athletic Women’s Rising Star of the Season Natasha Fenton – Blackburn Rovers Ladies Football Club Evie Priestley – Burnley FC Women Rinsola Babajide – Liverpool FC Women Lauren Hemp – Manchester City Lauren James – Manchester United Women’s Football Club
Community Club of the Season – Premier League (in association with the PFA) Burnley FC in the Community City in the Community Everton in the Community LFC Foundation Manchester United Foundation
Community Initiative of the Season (in association with the PFA) Burnley FC in the Community- Veterans Programme City in the Community – City Parks Everton in the Community – Blue Family LFC Foundation – Virtual Response Manchester United Foundation – Covid 19 Response Preston North End Community Education Trust – Helping Hampers Stockport County and the NHS