Redshaw scoops top honour
IT was a memorable night for The Shrimps at the prestigious North West Football Awards which took place before a star-studded audience on Monday at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Jack Redshaw scooped the prestigious League 2 Player of the Year award, completing a memorable week, which has seen the striker return to the squad as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.
Jack said: “I am really delighted to receive this award and I’m especially happy because the fans voted in this category. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me and made this possible.”
Morecambe FC Community Sports were honoured with a ‘Highly Commended Community Club of the Year’ award, in recognition of the range of work undertaken within the local community supporting education, health, social inclusion and sports participation.
Community Sports were also finalists in the ‘Community Initiative of the Year’ category, for their ‘Lifestyles’ project, but lost out to Bolton Wanderers and Everton.
Janet Preston, of Morecambe FC Community Sports, said: “To receive an award in the Community Club of the Year category alongside Everton, is a great honour.
"The fact that we are competing with Premier League clubs shows just what we have achieved and that is testament to the hard work of our staff and the support that we receive from the club and the local community.”
NORTH WEST FOOTBALL AWARDS 2013:
Community Initiative of the Year: Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Everton in the Community-Safe Hands
Community Club of the Year: Everton in the Community; Highly Commended: Morecambe FC
CSR Campaign of the Year: ¬Liverpool FC
Contribution to Sport in the North West: The Neville family
Best Club Marketing Campaign: ¬Everton FC
Best Club Sponsorship Engagement/Partnership: ¬Liverpool FC
Business Services to Football: ¬Rippleffect
Professional Services to Football: Brabners LLP; Highly Commended: Mills & Reeve
Football Journalist of the Year: Mark Ogden (Telegraph)
The Fabrice Muamba Award for Medical & Sports Science Professional: Rob Swire (Manchester United Head Physio)
Rising Star of the Year: Jerome S¬inclair (Liverpool FC)
Manager of the Year: Sir Alex ¬Ferguson
Women’s Player of the Year: Toni Duggan (Everton Ladies)
Player of the Year (Conference): George Horan (Chester FC)
Player of the Year ( LeagueTwo): Jack Redshaw (Morecambe)
Player of the Year (League One): John Welsh (Preston North End)
Player of the Year (Championship): Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers)
Player of the Year (Premier League): Jamie Carragher (Liverpool FC)
Goal of the Year: Robin van Persie (United v A Villa)
Unsung Hero: Barrie Hipkiss (Chester FC)
Lifetime Contribution Award: Sir Alex Ferguson