Log on to see Sunday's awards live!

9 months ago By David Watters

After seeing their listening figures go through the roof this season, the team behind the hit stable of NPL Shows will be front and centre at Sunday night’s 2017 EVO-STIK Northern Premier League Players of the Year Awards.

For the first time since the annual awards were staged, fans around the world will be watching the accolades handed out live on Facebook with the EVO-STIK NPL Show’s Supporters' Player of the Year and two runners-up the first of the season's stars to be honoured on stage by Welsh footballing legend Dean Saunders.

Saunders will also honour the stars chosen by the EVO-STIK NPL’s managers at the plush Brooklands Holiday Inn near Barnsley after they voted for their 'Player of the Year' and 'Young Player of Year' in each division and three 'Teams of the Year' for the sixth year running.

As guest of honour, former Welsh international Saunders is following in the footsteps of Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans, England C manager Paul Fairclough, Manchester City and Everton legend Joe Royle, former Wales boss Brian Flynn and World Cup referee Howard Webb who did the honours at the inaugural awards in 2012.

An awarding-winning after dinner speaker, fans will also be able to watch the BT Sport and BBC pundit entertain players and their guests with tales from his long career in the game before he honours the EVO-STIK NPL’s finest, including the next generation of stars coming through the NPL Football Academy.

Like their seniors, they were honoured at the event for the first time last season and this term have already made history after Warrington Town's NPLFA star Euan Woods became the first student to be nominated for a senior award and also receive a shortlist vote.

Unique in the top levels of Non-League football with the focus on the players and the winners chosen by the EVO-STIK NPL’s managers and fans, the now annual awards are the brainchild of former Manchester City keeper and league stalwart Alan Ogley.

To watch the awards from 7pm, simply log on to the live event on the EVO-STIK NPL's official Facebook page. Viewers should note that the live broadcast will pause during dinner after the EVO-STIK NPL Show's trio are honoured before returning for the rest of the evening's accolades and entertainment. The event is due to end at approximately 11pm.

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