Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards 2021 – We’re back and open for entries now!

After an extremely difficult year for so many of us, we are delighted to be able to announce that the Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards is back!

The Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards (NWFA) 2021 will take place on Monday, 22nd November 2021 at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, hosted by broadcaster Dan Walker, and will celebrate the Northwest region’s footballing elite, paying tribute to those from both on and off the pitch, who have excelled in the 2020/21 season.

The NWFA 2021 will see awards presented to those who have achieved footballing excellence, from grassroots level through to the elite level of the beautiful game, in what was a season unlike any other for fans, players and clubs alike.

Laura Wolfe, of the Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards said, “We are over the moon to be able to set the wheels in motion for a live event in 2021.  After our digital online event in 2020, we know how excited the everyone is at the thought of being able to be together again in person in November, after such a long time living under the necessary Covid-19 restrictions of the past months.   Whilst the fans have not been able to be in stadia live this past season, it has been no less exciting and certainly as controversial, and we look forward to sharing some of the wonderful stories from around our clubs and celebrating the personalities from across the Northwest region.”

Simon Clare of Ladbrokes said, “Ladbrokes is delighted to be back on board as title sponsor of the 2021 Northwest Football Awards.  We are in awe of the incredible work that has been carried out by all the Clubs, their staff, and the players over the past season in such difficult circumstances, both on and off the pitch, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements and successes with the Northwest football family in November.”

Ladbrokes is back on board as title sponsor for 2021, together with other sponsors and partners; the PFA, musicMagpie, Mob Sport, Tongue Tied Media, Pitch Publishing, the FMPA, the FSA, Kick it Out, Manchester FA, PFSA, Road3 Concierge, and Women in Football and media partners; the BBC, The Athletic, FC Business, She Kicks, The Cheshire Magazine and brand new partners for 2021, TalkSPORT.

The NWFA is delighted to be supporting the Darby Rimmer Foundation and The Offside Trust at this year’s Awards.

Stephen Darby, co-founder of the Darby Rimmer Foundation and married to Manchester City Women and England captain, Steph Houghton, said, “Chris and I are honoured that the Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards has chosen the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation as its charity partner for this year’s event once again. I was lucky enough to play for three North West teams (Liverpool, Rochdale and Bolton Wanderers) in my career, and both Chris I reside in the North West. We look forward to raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease in order to assist and support others with the disease and in our quest to find a cure.”

Steve Walters, director of the Offside Trust said:  “We are delighted that our partnership with the Northwest Football Awards continues in what has been a momentous year for the Offside Trust. After supporting survivors of child sexual abuse in sport since 2016, the last few months have seen the publication of the FA’s Sheldon Report and renewed public awareness culminating in the BBC’s Football’s Darkest Secrets documentary. One of the most poignant stories featured, the late Billy Seymour, who’s struggle for justice and support for other survivors has inspired our work. To have an award named in Billy’s honour is a fitting tribute to the lasting impact of a man who epitomised the strength, leadership and selfless service to others that deserves to be celebrated in football and throughout society.”

Nominations to the Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards 2021 are now open. Having been forced to host the 2021 event online, the 2021 NWFA is expected to be bigger than ever.  Enter here.

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