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FSF partners with the North West Football Awards

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

The FSF, along with our friends at Supporters Direct, have partnered with the North West Football Awards to help celebrate the region’s brightest and best in the world of football. 

The awards pay tribute not only to the best on-pitch talent, but also recognise those who keep the game going away from the matchday.

They cover the Premier League, EFL and National League, and the awards include both men’s and women’s players of the year for each division, the rising stars award in both the men’s and women’s game, as well as an unsung hero award.

The unsung hero recognizes an individual that greatly contributes to football in the region. 

Last year’s prize was awarded posthumously to Gordon Lawton, from Oldham Athletic. He had worked for the club for more than 30 years fulfilling a number of roles including programme editor, club commentator, media manager, and football secretary, and was a well-known face among players and fans alike at Boundary Park.  His award was accepted on his behalf by his widow, Lorraine.

You can have your say in who wins a North West Football Award by heading here to vote. The closing date for voting is 12th October 2018.

To find out more about the North West Football Awards, click here.


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