Trio receive George Warburton Outstanding Service awards

Confirmation of three more recipients of the club's annual accolade to mark notable service to the football club

Prior to the club's final game of the season against Peterborough United on April 30, three more recipients received the club’s prestigious George Warburton Outstanding Service Award.

This annual accolade is in appreciation of those who have given remarkable service and dedication to Bolton Wanderers Football Club. 

Today, awards have been given to two former players - both of whom hold the top record of appearances for Bolton Wanderers. 

The first award goes to Eddie Hopkinson, an outstanding goal keeper with a record of 578 appearances. This was received posthumously by his son Paul.

Roy Greaves also picked up the accolade for the outfield player with the record number of appearances for the club with 575.

Des McBain was also recognised for his outstanding service, with the former Club Secretary and Chief Executive having celebrated 50 years of service in the professional game this year. 

Speaking regarding the winners, Brett Warburton said, “It is great to have these three special people as recipients of this award in memory of my dad. 

“He was always passionate about everyone involved in the whole life of the club.”

In the first year, the inaugural awards were given to Nat Lofthouse OBE (posthumously) and Eddie Davies CBE.

Subsequently, it has been awarded Joe McGlynn as someone who has given remarkable service to Bolton Wanderers in the facilities department for over 48 years; Ruth Crawshaw - a real die-hard fan from Breightmet who has not missed a home game since 1959 and to Julian Lodge who has been a volunteer with the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust for over 13 years. 

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