Nominations for London Football Awards revealed
PUBLISHED: 15:20 31 January 2019
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The nominations for the London Football Awards have been made with some of the cream of the Premier League up for the trophies.
Last year’s winner, Harry Kane MBE, is nominated alongside teammate Heung-Min Son and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for Premier League Player of the Year while Spurs boss will compete with Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Arsenal Women’s Joe Montemurro for Manager of the Year.
The winners of each of the nine awards will be announced at the prestigious event at London’s Battersea Evolution on February 28.
The awards, which are now in their fifth year, help raise funds for Welwyn Garden City-based charity Willow, set-up by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter Bob Wilson OBE and his wife Megs,
They are the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable special days.
Wilson said: “The London Football Awards is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the skills of our nominees, as well as the outstanding community work achieved by the clubs and County FAs.
“It’s been a dramatic and exciting season for all the capital’s clubs and it’s refreshing to see names from some second and third tier league teams, vying for awards against the usual premiership heavyweights.
“I’m looking forward to celebrating the best of London’s football with friends and colleagues on February 28.”
This year’s winner of the Outstanding Contribution to London Football award is former Tottenham, Chelsea and England footballer and manager, Glenn Hoddle.
This prestigious award was previously presented to Ian Wright, Frank Lampard, John Terry and Arsene Wenger.
Standard tickets to the London Football Awards, including pre-dinner drinks and a three course meal, cost £225 per person.
Tables of 10 are available for £2,250, Premium tables cost £3,500 and Legend Tables (for nine guests plus a legend) cost £6,000.
For more information and booking visit www.londonfootballawards.org or telephone Willow on 01707 259777.
For more information about Willow visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk
The nominees are:
Premier League Player of the Year (sponsored by Toscafund)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Arsenal
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Harry Kane MBE – Tottenham Hotspur
Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur
Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace
Manager of the Year (sponsored by BH2)
Lee Bowyer – Charlton Athletic
Javi Gracia – Watford
Joe Montemurro – Arsenal Women
Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur
Maurizio Sarri – Chelsea
EFL Player of the Year
Luke Freeman – Queens Park Rangers
Karlan Grant – Charlton Athletic
Lee Gregory – Millwall
Neal Maupay – Brentford
Lyle Taylor – Charlton Athletic
Goalkeeper of the Year (sponsored by Multiplex)
Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea
Łukasz Fabiański – West Ham United
Ben Foster – Watford
Joe Lumley – Queens Park Rangers
Dillon Phillips – Charlton Athletic
Women’s Player of the Year (sponsored by Computacenter)
Erin Cuthbert – Chelsea Women
Rianna Dean – Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
Vivianne Miedema– Arsenal Women
Jordan Nobbs – Arsenal Women
Ji So-Yun– Chelsea Women
Young Player of the Year (U21) (sponsored by Zeus Capital)
Eberechi Eze – Queens Park Rangers
Karlan Grant – Charlton Athletic
Mattéo Guendouzi – Arsenal
Declan Rice – West Ham United
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Crystal Palace
Community Project of the Year (sponsored by the Evening Standard)
Arsenal in the Community – Drawn Out
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust – Ambassadors Project
Chelsea Foundation – Say No To Antisemitism
The FA ‘For All’ Award (Sponsored by The Football Association)
Essex County FA – Muslimah Sports Association
London County FA – St. Matthews Project
Surrey County FA – Inclusive Schools League