It was a successful night for Rovers striker Elliott Nevitt at the Armstrong Projects North West Football Awards on Monday evening.
Nevitt was awarded the League Two Player of the Season for 2021/22, his first in professional football after making the move from Warrington Rylands in the previous summer.
More than 500 guests attended the black-tie event last night, which was hosted by broadcaster, Eilidh Barbour, at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, which celebrated and honoured the stars of the 2021/22 season.
Winners were named in eight player categories, as well as in a raft of other honours – including the highly sought-after Moment of the Season, as voted for by fans from around the world.
After an intensely fought season and much deliberation from the judges, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola was awarded the coveted Manager of the Season title, for winning the Premier League title, whilst Anthony Gordon, who helped to keep Everton in the Premier League, won The Athletic Rising Star of the Season, as voted for by the fans. A staggering 108,000 fan votes were received for the Player of the Season categories.
It was also a successful night for our current women’s teams with Ella Toone being awarded the Women’s Player of the Season for the WSL, Leanne Kiernan being awarded for all other leagues and Lauren Hemp receiving The Athletic Women’s Rising Star Award for the second year running.
Laura Wolfe of the Armstrong Northwest Football Awards said, “The quantity and quality of entries continues to rise year on year and the effort that the clubs put into their entries is truly humbling. The array of footballing talent across this region is second to none and I congratulate each and every winner and thank everyone who submitted entries that made the job of our judging panel so demanding, but hugely inspirational.”
During the night, tributes were also paid to the crucial role football clubs carry out in the community, with Everton in the Community winning the hotly contested Community Club of the Season for the Premier League and Wigan Athletic Community Trust winning the Award for clubs from all other leagues.
Armstrong Projects, Chris Hamlett said, “This was a truly fantastic evening for all our clubs and those working in football in the North West. A huge congratulations to all those who did receive an award on the night, and everyone involved in making it a massive success. This is an event we are passionate about and we are delighted to be involved in honouring those doing such incredible work both on and off the pitch.”