Preston North End Community and Education Trust has been nominated for the Community Club of the Year (non PL clubs) and Community Initiative of the Year at the MBNA North West Football Awards.
The community department has been recognised for schemes such as the organising and planning of a girls tournament between high schools on the Deepdale pitch, and taking female participants to unique events such as Sport Relief’s 5liveaside and the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley.
The Trust has also been nominated for the Community Club of the Year (non PL club category) in the same year which saw the department celebrate its 30th Anniversary.
This year saw the Trust continue to make a significant impact to the Preston community; it made happen just under 1000 player appearances in the community, delivered over 1300 hours of sport and brought over 360 new girls into the game of football.
Nominees for the Community Club of the Year (non PL clubs) in association with the PFA are as follows:-
Preston North End Community and Education Trust
Burnley FC in the Community
Tranmere Rovers Football Club
Wigan Athletic Community Trust
Nominees for the Community Initiative of the Year, in association with the PFA are as follows:-
Preston North End Community and Education Trust - Women and Girl's football at Preston North End
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust - Wanderers Fitter Fans
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust - Motivate!
Burnley FC in the Community - Parents on the Ball
Everton in the Community - Blue Mile
Wigan Athletic Community Trust - Pathway 2 Participation
The nominations follow on from Greg Cunningham's inclusion for the Championship Player of the Year and Alan Browne who is in the running for the Rising Star award.
To vote for the PNE Irish duo, cast your vote here.
The club are also delighted to announce that Fitness Coach Tom Little has been nominated for the Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Service to Football Medicine and Science, alongside Accrington Stanley’s Dr Joyce Watson and Liverpool Ladies’ Kathryn Wise.