A Chester-based company has given its backing to this year’s Northwest Football Awards.
Credit card firm MBNA has been confirmed as the official naming rights partner for the awards, which will be held later this year in Manchester.
The partnership was announced at the launch of the 2016 MBNA Northwest Football Awards, attended by the great and good of the beautiful game at the Australasia restaurant, Manchester.
Head of partnership management for MBNA, Patricia Brassil Poole, was among the guests at the launch party as the Chester -based business was confirmed as naming rights partner at the event.
Patricia said: “At MBNA we believe in the benefits of connecting business with sports fans and are proud to be involved in honouring the North West’s top flight football talent for the third year running.”
Over the coming months, thousands of fans – from the elite of the game to grassroots fans – will vote for a succession of major honours.
All awards, including the coveted Lifetime Achievement accolade, will be announced and presented at the MBNA Northwest Football Awards at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, on Monday, November 14.
At the launch event, Kevin Davies – the former Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End star – collected a special recognition award for his contribution to Northwest football. Kevin enjoyed a 22-year playing career, in which he amassed 820 career appearances, scoring 150 goals
For further information about the MBNA Northwest Football Awards visit www.northwestfootballawards.com .