The domestic football season may well be over, but the Northwest Football Awards’ season has only just started, as the Northwest Football Awards (NWFA) celebrates a decade of regional footballing talent.

The tenth annual NWFA launch party was last night attended by the great and good of the beautiful game at El Gato Negro, the award-winning Manchester tapas restaurant and bar.

And whilst the Premier League trophy is to spend another 12-month loan outside of the North West, there was still plenty of talking points from all strands of the game for guests to celebrate. Over the coming months, thousands of fans – from the elite to grass roots, from the community and businesses – will vote for a succession of major honours.

All awards, including the coveted Lifetime Achievement accolade, will be announced and presented at the Northwest Football Awards at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford on Monday, 13th November.

At the launch event, the Northwest Football Awards announced their partnership with The Offside Trust.

The Offside Trust was founded by ex-footballer Steve Walters and former professional golfer Chris Unsworth, in the wake of the recent historic child sexual abuse cases; and is committed to supporting survivors and working to ensure that children involved in sport are safe, always.

Laura Wolfe, managing director of Wolfe and the Northwest Football Awards, said: “Each year, the awards have continued to grow in profile and stature and we are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of the Northwest Football Awards.

“As a region, we continue to be seen on the international stage across all levels of the game, from Manchester United’s Europa league victory to Blackpool’s playoff success and Manchester City Womens’ incredible domestic treble.

“Football is more than a game.  Put a ball on a street anywhere in the world and the magic will happen. Whether it’s the final of the World Cup, the Champions League, or a street in a rural town anywhere in the world; football has the power to unite communities.  For this reason, we are delighted to announce the project that we will be supporting through the Northwest Football Awards – The Offside Trust – and we look forward to using the power of our national game to make a difference.”

To view photos from the evening, head to our photo album.

Entries for the Northwest Football Awards are now open. Enter now.



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