Bracknell Town manager Bobby Wilkinson has been nominated for the Berkshire Football Award in the Eddie Stobart Manager of the Season category.
The former Hungerford Town and Wealdstone boss led Bracknell to a first league title since the 1990s when they won the Isthmian League South Central Division One with six games to spare.
Appointed in 2019, Wilkinson has had to deal with interrupted seasons but has become increasingly popular amongst the club’s supporters with a relentless brand of football that has seen the Robins top the table despite a number of injury setbacks to key players.
Among the nominations received for Wilkinson, one said: “The style of football his side play, the amount of energy that his sides show, the togetherness of his team all shows what an excellent job he has done to win the league, with 6 games remaining and by a massive number of points over the 2nd position in the league. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that there is only one manager that deserves this prize and that’s Bobby Wilkinson.
Another added: “So much to say about this guy. Not only is he a lovely bloke but just look at the job he does in being a manager. No matter what club or standard of football he coaches the players will perform to the best they ever will. You just got to look at his record. A manager you definitely want at your club and without a doubt, he will see success and trophies. With Bobby’s passion you can see why the players want to play for him and perform so well. Congratulations on the league buddy! Plenty more to come.
A third simply added: “Not only have we have seen goals at Bracknell Town, we have seen his passion and commitment to the club resulting in my club getting promoted. Can’t thank him enough.”
Do you think Bobby is a worthy winner, or have you got other players to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the Eddie Stobart Manager of the Season award.
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Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the nomination form. Before you do that though, here’s what the judging panel are looking for when choosing the shortlist.
What’s the story? Tell us exactly why the person or place should be considered. We hate to get all ‘X Factor journey’ on you but the more detail you can include, the better we can argue for your nominee for the short list.
The sort of details we love to see include things like player awards, goals, clean sheets and any other significant contributions to the footballing community – obviously within the 2021/22 season.
There have already been hundreds of nominations for the 2022 awards, we’ve published a lot but still have a lot more to do!
You can view all the 2022 nominees so far here.
Want to know who’s previously won what at the Berkshire Football Awards? There’s a big long page with all the previous winners here.
Nominations will be open until midnight on Tuesday 31st May 2022. Once that date has passed the nominations in each category will be put before a panel of judges for a decision, the top three announced online and the winners at the awards night on Wednesday 15th June.
We will accept nominations for people out of area, the only prerequisite is that the reason for nomination is that it must be because of an affiliation with a club we cover on Football in Berkshire (a full list is at the bottom of this page). We will present certificates and a trophy to the winners.
- You can nominate as many people as you like for each award
- Please try and avoid nominating your own family members.
- Due to difficulties in obtaining permissions under child protection laws we won’t consider any player under the age of 16 for nomination in any of the categories
Nominations for the 2022 Berkshire Football Awards are now closed!
What’s next? Look out for the Long List of all the nominations which will be published here and across all our channels by midday on Friday 20th May 2022.
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