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Bowyer Named Manager of the Year

Gaffer Receives Accolade at North West Football Awards

14 November 2017

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer was named Manager of the Year at the North West Football Awards last night.

The manager picked up the accolade for steadying the ship at Bloomfield Road and leading the club to promotion back to Sky Bet League One in May. 

Voted for by an expert judging panel, Bowyer was selected as the recipient of the award ahead of Manchester United's Jose Mourinho and Bolton Wanderers' Phil Parkinson. 

Elsewhere, right-back Kelvin Mellor missed out on the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Year award. Accrington Stanley's Sean McConville claimed that one. 

Award Winners: 

Community Initiative of the Year, in association with the PFA:
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust – Positive Chances

Community Club of the Year - All other Leagues, in association with the PFA: Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Community Club of the Year - Premier League, in association with the PFA: Burnley FC in the Community

Promoting Inclusion Award, in association with Kick it Out:
Cerebral Palsy United Football Club

Promoting Inclusion Award, in association with Kick it Out:
Everton Football Club and Everton in the Community – Positively Promoting Equality and Diversity

Business and Professional Services to Football:
StreamAMG

Best Club Marketing, Sponsorship & Engagement:
Everton Football Club – 2017/18 Season Ticket Campaign – One For All/All For One

Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine and Science:
Dr Ian Irving, Everton Football Club

Fan TV Channel of the Year:
TheRedmenTV

Football Journalist of the Year:
Daniel Taylor, The Guardian

Unsung Hero:
Gordon Lawton, Oldham Athletic AFC (POSTHUMOUS)

Rising Star of the Year:
Phil Foden - Manchester City Football Club

Women’s Rising Star of the Year:
Keira Walsh - Manchester City Women's Football Club

Player of the Year – National League:
Andy Cook - Tranmere Rovers Football Club

Player of the Year – League Two:
Sean McConville - Accrington Stanley Football Club

Player of the Year – League One:
David Wheater - Bolton Wanderers Football Club

Player of the Year – Championship:
Ben Pearson - Preston North End Football Club

Player of the Year – Premier League:
David Silva - Manchester City Football Club

The Fine Bedding Company Women’s Player of the Year:
Caroline Weir - Liverpool Ladies

Goal of the Year:
Jordan Hugill, Preston North End (vs Aston Villa)

Manager of the Year:
Gary Bowyer, Blackpool Football Club

Impact Award:
James Milner 

Lifetime Contribution Award:
Brian Kidd


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