Last year's awards were a tremendous accolade to the game in the North West as Bolton's Chung-Yong Lee was a surprise winner of the North West Premier League Player of the Year title. Charlie Adam for Blackpool, collected the Championship award and Tranmere’s Ian Goodison and Rochdale’s Craig Dawson picked up the League One and Two titles respectively.
Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield CBE was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award. The former England defender, who now works for BBC Sport, was honoured for his career in football, which has spanned more than five decades.
In addition to successes on the pitch, football clubs off-field activities were celebrated in awards decided by an expert judging panel, including PFA chief executive, Gordon Taylor.
Manchester City and Everton picked up two awards each for their commercial and community activities. Blackburn Rovers and Stockport County also picked up gongs at the ceremony.
This year's short litsed clubs and personalities will be eager to follow in the footsteps of last year's winners. Another bumper atendance of over 400 illuminaries in the football world is heading for The Point - but if you want to join the proceedings it is still possible to make a late booking - simply email one of the event organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on Tel: 07894 099072