Dion and George Nominated At North West Football Awards

NWF Awards, Dion George

Dion Charles and George Thomason have been nominated for awards at the 2023 North West Football Awards. 

Dion is up for the League One Player of the Season, whilst George is nominated for the Rising Star of the Season, with the awards taking place on Monday 6th November at Emirates Old Trafford. 

It was a hugely successful season for Dion, with 21 goals recorded in all competitions, thus become the first Wanderers' player in over 20 years to hit 20+ goals in season.

The goals helped to fire Ian Evatt's side to success in the Papa Johns Trophy as well as securing a Play-Off place in League One, scoring in the Semi Final First Leg against Barnsley. He has started this season in similar fashion, with five goals in the Club's opening eight games. 

George Thomason is also up for The Athletic's Rising Star of the Season, alongside players from the Premier League down to the National League.

It was an outstanding start to the 2022/23 season for George, cementing his place in Wanderers' starting side before an injury ruled him out for a period of time.

Returning to fitness and to the field against Plymouth Argyle in the Final of the Papa Johns Trophy, George then helped the Whites secure their place in the League One Play-Offs, before continuing his fine form into the new campaign. 


The two nominations are as follows: 

League One Player of the Season

Dion Charles (Bolton Wanderers)
Tommy Leigh (Accrington Stanley)
Brendan Wiredu (Fleetwood Town)

The Athletic Rising Star of the Season

Chris Conn-Clarke (Altrincham FC)
Dan Martin (Accrington Stanley)
Adam Wharton (Blackburn Rovers)
George Thomason (Bolton Wanderers)
Jordan Beyer (Burnley FC)
Dwight McNeil (Everton FC)
Carl Johnston (Fleetwood Town)
Curtis Jones (Liverpool FC)
Rico Lewis (Manchester City)
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
Adam Mayor (Morecambe FC)
Ethan Brierley (Rochdale AFC)
Elliot Watt (Salford City)
Ryan Rydel (Stockport County)
Ethan Bristow (Tranmere Rovers)
Charlie Hughes (Wigan Athletic)

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