Nominations announced for Championship and League 1 awards

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Championship and League One awards, due to take place next Wednesday night.

As well as last night’s nominations, another award for Club of the Year, and the OuRLeague Entertainer of the Year will also be unveiled. Nominees for Entertainer of the Year will be announced on Monday.

Starting in the Championship, two Featherstone Rovers players (Craig Hall and James Harrison), are nominated for Player of the Year. They will go up against Johnathan Ford of Toulouse, and Tom Gilmore of Batley Bulldogs.

The Young Player of the Year for that division has three nominees. Ebon Scurr for Bradford Bulls, while both relegated clubs are represented in the form of Tyler Dupree (Oldham) and Luis Roberts (Swinton).

Meanwhile, Coach of the Year sees this season’s surprise package Whitehaven represented, with Gary Charlton nominated. He will go up against Simon Grix of Halifax Panthers and Craig Lingard of Batley Bulldogs, who both got their sides into the playoffs after midtable finishes in 2019.

Moving on to League One, champions Barrow Raiders have two players (Tee Ritson and Jamie Dallimore) nominated for Player of the Year. They will go up against Workington’s Jamie Doran, and North Wales’ Rob Massam.

Keighley Cougars have two players nominated for Young Player of the Year, in the shape of Charlie Graham and Phoenix Laulu-Togagae. Brad Holroyd of Workington Town completes the nominations.

Finally, Coach of the Year sees Workington boss Chris Thorman, who led the club to second place, North Wales’ Anthony Murray, who got the Crusaders up to a third place finish, and Coventry Bears Head Coach Richard Squires, who helped Coventry to some really good results, including wins against Rochdale Hornets and Hunslet.

Championship Nominees

 Player of the Year: Johnathan Ford (Toulouse Olympique), Tom Gilmore (Batley Bulldogs), Craig Hall (Featherstone Rovers), James Harrison (Featherstone Rovers)

Young Player of the Year: Tyler Dupree (Oldham), Luis Roberts (Swinton Lions), Ebon Scurr (Bradford Bulls)

Coach of the Year: Gary Charlton (Whitehaven), Simon Grix (Halifax Panthers) Craig Lingard (Batley Bulldogs)

League 1 Nominees

Player of the Year: Jamie Dallimore (Barrow Raiders), Jamie Doran (Workington Town), Rob Massam (North Wales Crusaders), Tee Ritson (Barrow Raiders)

Young Player of the Year: Charlie Graham (Keighley Cougars), Brad Holroyd (Workington Town), Phoenix Laulu-Togagae (Keighley Cougars)

Coach of the Year: Anthony Murray (North Wales Crusaders), Richard Squires (Coventry Bears), Chris Thorman (Workington Town).

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