Our panel of respected judges had some difficult decisions as the Northwest Football Awards received a record number of entries for the 2017 Awards.

Please find a full list of finalists below:

Best Club Marketing, Sponsorship & Engagement

Everton Football Club – 2017/18 Season Ticket Campaign – One For All/All For One

Everton Football Club / IWF / KENYONS – See it Report it

Macclesfield Town Football Club – ‘We’re Going!’

Preston North End Football Club’s Generation Deepdale Campaign: Season Tickets 2017


Business and Professional Services to Football


Professional Football Scouts Association

Stream AMG – Media Platform


Kick It Out Promoting Inclusion Award

Ashton Town AFC – Mark Hayes

Cerebral Palsy United Football Club

Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community – Positively Promoting Equality and Diversity


Wigan Athletic Football Club – Together


Unsung Hero

Gordon Lawton, Oldham Athletic Football Club

The Inspired and Inspirational Lee, Everton Football Club


Fabrice Muamaba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine and Science

Alisdair Beattie, Burnley Football Club

Dr Ian Irvin, Everton Football Club

Grant Downie, Manchester City Academy Football Club


Manager of the Year

Gary Bowyer, Blackpool Football Club

José Mourinho, Manchester United Football Club

Phil Parkinson, Bolton Wanderers Football Club


Community Club of the Year – Premier League

Burnley Football Club in the Community

Everton in the Community

Liverpool Football Club

Manchester City Football Club / City in the Community Foundation


Football Journalist of the Year

Alice McKeegan, Manchester Evening News

Daniel Taylor, The Guardian

Mike Keegan, Daily Mail

Sarah Collins, BBC Radio Manchester


Community Club of the Year – All other Leagues

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

Preston North End Community and Education Trust

Tranmere Rovers in the Community

Wigan Athletic Community Trust


Community Initiative of the Year

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust – Positive Chances

Everton in the Community – Imagine your Goals

Manchester City Football Club / City in the Community– City Health

Wigan Athletic Community Trust – 12th Man Health Champions


Other Awards to be announced on the night include Journalist of the Year, Impact Award and Lifetime Achievement

Voting for the Player of the Year categories and the Fan TV Channel of the Year open until Friday, 13th October – vote now.


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