Northwest Football Awards voting opens to fans | Football News

By Dev Trehan

Last Updated: 11/06/18 5:02pm

David Silva won Premier League Player of the Year at the 2017 Awards

David Silva won Premier League Player of the Year at the 2017 Awards

Voting is now open for the 2018 Northwest Football Awards, celebrating those in the region who have achieved footballing excellence on and off the field.

Now in its 11th year, the 2018 ceremony will see 22 awards presented, recognising outstanding achievements across the game from grassroots right through to elite level.

Man City Women's midfielder Keira Walsh won last year's female rising star award

Man City Women's midfielder Keira Walsh won last year's female rising star award

Man City Women’s midfielder Keira Walsh won last year’s female rising star award

Emirates Old Trafford – home to Lancashire County Cricket Club – is the venue for this year’s event, which takes place later this year on November 12.

Event organiser Laura Wolfe said: “It’s been an unprecedented season in the North West with a raft of promotions and title wins.

“Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Tranmere Rovers, Macclesfield Town and Salford City were all promoted.

Wigan won the League One title last season

Wigan won the League One title last season

Wigan won the League One title last season

“Liverpool reached the Champions League final, Manchester United were runners-up in the FA Cup and Burnley are in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

“On top of that Manchester City of course won the Premier League along with Manchester City Women almost defending the Women’s Super League.

“It’s not all about what happens on the field though. The NWFA is all about celebrating the region’s brightest and best in the game, and there are a number of awards that recognise excellence that is achieved off the field.”

Manchester City assistant Brian Kidd was presented with last year's Lifetime Achievement Award by Ryan Giggs and Vincent Kompany

Manchester City assistant Brian Kidd was presented with last year's Lifetime Achievement Award by Ryan Giggs and Vincent Kompany

Manchester City assistant Brian Kidd was presented with last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by Ryan Giggs and Vincent Kompany

Players who were recognised at the 2017 Northwest Football Awards included Manchester City’s David Silva, Bolton defender David Wheater and Scotland Women’s forward Caroline Weir, who recently joined Manchester City from Liverpool Ladies.

Burnley Football Club in the Community were also recognised for their tireless work, while Cerebral Palsy United picked up last year’s Promoting Inclusion Award, in association with Kick It Out.

Cast your votes ahead of the 2018 Northwest Football Awards here

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