Burnley FC Women’s Sarah Greenhalgh and Evie Priestley have been shortlisted for accolades at the 2019 Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards, alongside Burnley FC’s Ashley Westwood and Dwight McNeil.
Greenhalgh has been nominated in the Women’s Player of the Year category alongside Women’s Super League favourites including Steph Houghton of Manchester City, Katie Zelem of Manchester United, Sophie Bradley-Auckland of Liverpool, Simone Magill of Everton, Laura Merrin of Fylde and Jess Holbrook of Blackburn.
And Evie Priestley has been named in the Women’s Rising Star category alongside Manchester City’s Georgia Stanway, Liverpool FC’s Amy Rodgers, Elise Hughes of Everton, Fylde Ladies’ Georgia Stevens and Blackburn Rovers Ladies’ Natasha Flint.
Greenhalgh had another strong 2018/19 campaign, finishing as Burnley FC Women’s top goal scorer across all competitions, with 24 goals in total and named opposition player of the match 7 times.
She led the line for the squad in a crucial campaign which saw the team achieve well above its means by securing a second successive league title and promotion into the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division, the third tier in the women’s football pyramid.
As one of the youngest players in the squad Evie Priestley had another solid season, finishing as one of the club’s highest goal scorers and scoring a hat-trick in the promotion clinching game against Crewe Alexandra Women.
With 27 appearances last season and 10 goals, Evie made her debut for the first team aged 17 and has gone from strength to strength and will be targeting another strong season this year.
Fans can now cast their votes ahead of the awards, which will be announced at a ceremony at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford on Monday 11th November.
To vote for any of the Burnley nominations visit www.northwestfootballawards.com/northwest-football-awards-2018/vote-nwfa-2019/