THE Mark Harrod Team of the Year award is always one of our most hotly-contested prizes and it looks like being no different this year.
The NLP’s National Game Awards, in association with Budweiser Club Futures, will be recognising a team who have achieved success and had a season to remember. But with a vast array of possible winners, this one will be close. You only have to look at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier to see two possible winners straight away.
Mansfield recovered from an inconsistent start to march towards to the top of the league. You can’t forget their FA Cup run either, which ended at the third round against Liverpool and that controversial Luis Suarez goal.
And then there’s Kidderminster, below, who were rock bottom and without a win in their first ten games before Steve Burr transformed his side into a major force in the division.
Chester, below, naturally catch the eye also having lost just twice and scoring over 100 goals to secure a third straight promotion and the BSB North title, while Welling United are set to be named champions in the South.
At Step 3, Whitehawk have lived up to their potential in the Ryman Premier, North Ferriby United have shocked the Evo-Stik NPL Premier and Leamington look set to end their spell in the Southern League with the title.
And then there’s FA Vase finalists, Spennymoor Town and Tunbridge Wells who deserve a mention. That’s just a brief look at the top runners and riders for our Mark Harrod Team of the Year award and if you want to have your voice heard, send us your choice by post or by e-mail.
Budweiser Club Futures is a programme investing £1m into grassroots football. Season two applications will be live on thefa.com from July 2013.
NGA 2012-13 LIST OF AWARDS
OUR GAME Player of the Year
SPORTSBEAT Young Player of the Year
REUSCH Goalkeeper of the Year
PRO DIRECT Golden Boot
SK KITS Step 3 & 4 Player of the Year
MARK HARROD Team of the Year
ESPN Cup Run of the Year
POWER HORSE Lifetime Achievement
PREMIER SPORTS Goal of the Season
WILLIAM HILL Fan of the Year
THE FOOTBALL FOUNDATION Community Club of the Year
THE PFA Fair Play Award
BUDWEISER CLUB FUTURES PROGRAMME Unsung Hero
S&C SLATTER Manager of the Year
THE FA England C Player of the Year
VOTING IS NOW OPEN!
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