Neil Lennon, Zach Clough and members of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust all present
Bolton Wanderers were represented at the MBNA Northwest Football Awards on Monday evening by Neil Lennon, Zach Clough and members of the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust.
The annual event, held at The Point at Lancashire Country Cricket Club, celebrates the region’s brightest and best talent, both on and off the pitch, working within the footballing industry.
Clough was one of six individuals shortlisted for the Mob Sport Rising Star of the Year award, but was ultimately pipped to the accolade by Accrington Stanley’s Josh Windass who topped the public vote.
The Bolton Wanderers Community Trust were also finalists in two categories, Community Initiative of the Year, for their Wanderers at War project, and Community Club of the Year. Ultimately, the awards, selected by a guest panel, went to Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers.
“I feel Zach was a little unlucky not win the awards given how far he has come in such a short period of time,” Lennon said after the event. “Had he not been injured, you feel the award would have been there for the taking for him.
“But he’ll bounce back and I’m sure he’s going to go on to prove what a talent he is and this will make him a more determined individual.
“It’s also great that the Community Trust are being recognised for all of the hard work they do in and around our local area on a regular basis. I’ve been fortunate to see it at close quarters, and again, they continue to be an important part of the fabric of our football club.”
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