Centurions hope for hat-trick of awards

Leigh coach Paul Rowley
Leigh coach Paul Rowley

LEIGH Centurions have been nominated in all three categories of the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships awards.

Coach Paul Rowley is in the running to be named Coach of the Year along with Doncaster[‘s Paul Cooke, Glenn Morrison of Dewsbury Rams and Phil Veivers of Workington Town.

Martyn Ridyard of Leigh, who earlier this year reached 1,000 points for his hometown club, and Anthony Thackeray of Dewsbury Rams are also up for the coveted individual Player of the Year award.

The Championship Young Player of the Year will be chosen from a shortlist of three, with Whitehaven’s Carl Foster, Ryan Brierley of Leigh and Workington Town’s Liam McAvoy.

The 2014 Kingstone Press Championship Awards shortlists in full are as follows:

Championship Player of the Year: Martyn Ridyard (Leigh Centurions) Anthony Thackeray (Dewsbury Rams) Paul Cooke (Doncaster)

Championship Young Player of the Year: Carl Foster (Whitehaven) Ryan Brierley (Leigh Centurions) Liam McAvoy (Workington Town)

Championship Coach of the Year: Paul Rowley (Leigh Centurions) Glenn Morrison (Dewsbury Rams) Phil Veivers (Workington Town) Paul Cooke (Doncaster)

The winners will be announced at the 2014 Kingstone Press Championship Awards night in Manchester on Tuesday September 30.