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Stars set to battle it out for top honours at Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards

30 October 2019

Stars set to battle it out for top honours at Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards

This year's Northwest Football Awards will be supporting the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

The brightest and best footballers in the North West of England will be battling out to be honoured at the 2019 Ladbrokes Northwest Football Awards on Monday 11 November,

The star-studded event, to be held at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, will celebrate the good and the great from the region's rich pool of football talent.

Last year, Manchester City's Jen Beattie, now of Arsenal, took the Women's Player of the Year award while Niamh Charles of Liverpool was named Women's Rising Star. Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, both with Liverpool, took the respective men's honours.

Casey Stoney MBE, who led Manchester United to promotion to the Barclays FA WSL in 2018/19, joins the likes of Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) on the short-list for Manager of the Year.

The 2019 finalists include:

Women’s Player of the Season

Everton Women – Simone Magill
Fylde Ladies – Laura Merrin
Liverpool FC Women – Sophie Bradley-Auckland
Manchester City – Steph Houghton, MBE
Manchester United Women – Katie Zelem

Rising Star

Burnley FC Women – Evie Priestley
Fylde Ladies – Georgia Stevens
Liverpool FC Women – Amy Rodgers
Manchester City  – Georgia Stanway

Manager of the Season

Casey Stoney, Manchester United Women
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool Football Club
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City
Graham Alexander, Salford City Football Club
Micky Mellon, Tranmere Rovers Football Club

This year's Awards will also be supporting the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

Former Liverpool, Rochdale and Bolton player Stephen Darby, husband of Lionesses captain Steph Houghton, together with his close friend and ex-British Forces veteran, Chris Rimmer, set up the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation after Stephen’s sudden retirement from football in September 2018, having been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), aged just 29.

Stephen and Chris created the Foundation to raise awareness of MND, fund and assist research into the illness with the quest of finding a cure, to raise funds and offer grants to those with MND, as well as creating a network to help provide information and emotional support for those diagnosed with the disease.

To find out more about the Awards night, please click here.

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