Virtual awards for Lilywhites

ANDY Keogh was the big winner at Mossley AFC’s virtual awards night.

The 32-year-old midfield player, who also finished the campaign as caretaker manager, captured three prizes.Keogh was named player of the year by the fans, Mossleyweb and the media team.

Central defender Declan Evans was players’ player of year and also the media team’s top young player.

The fans’ young player of the year was teenage winger Jesurun Uchegbulam while Ben Richardson scored the goal of the season.

There was a double for Lily Weston who was women’s player of the year and women’s team coaches’ top player.

Mossley’s academy, which held its awards separately, named Dylan Fitzgerald as its top player.

Unable to hold the awards night in the social club, Mossley’s social media officer Nathan Harris organised the virtual event.

Polls for the various categories were held online and Nathan then put together a two-hour event which included pre-recorded video messages from recipients, club officials and fans.

The awards night went live on Twitter and Facebook and was later put on the club’s YouTube account. At its peak, there were 1,500 followers on Twitter.

Nathan said: “I had seen other clubs had held virtual awards which were basically one-line tweets.“We wanted to make it more than that, and the feedback we received was positive and the night lightened what is a difficult time for supporters with a lot of messages they were missing the club.”

MOSSLEY have been chosen as a recipient for the Co-op’s ‘Membership Scheme’ for a second time.

The Lilywhites received more than £3,500 from the previous occasion, money which went towards ground improvements.

It is a simple scheme. By swiping your membership card at the checkout, a percentage of the bill will be donated to the football club,

Just remember first to register Mossley AFC as your chosen cause.

Vice-chairman Callum Irving said: “The Co-op have been working with us on a couple of projects and are a huge supporter.”

Mossley will be relaunched ‘The 40’ to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the club playing at Wembley in the final of the FA Trophy.

The club is looking for 40 businesses to pay £500 for which they will receive an attractive package.

Twenty-four have already been snapped up with a push for the remaining 16.

Fans are still donating to the club, including gifting them what they would ordinarily would have spent each matchday.


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