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NWCFL Premier Division Respect Award Winners

FC Isle Of Man has been awarded the North West Counties Football League (NWCFL) Premier Division Respect Award for the 2023/2024 Season.

This esteemed accolade is determined through votes from fellow clubs after every match, reflecting the high standards which are set by FC Isle of Man’s officials, players and fans. Showing the respect they are held in by fellow league members.


Vice Chairman Lee Dixon accepted the award on behalf of the club during the NWCFL Annual General Meeting held last weekend, and this is what he had to say about it:-


I was incredibly proud to receive the North West Counties Football League Premier Division Respect Award on behalf of the club.

From the dedicated players who give their all on the pitch to the tireless army of volunteers who form the backbone of our club, the board members who are driving our strategy forward, the island’s hospitality sector who brilliantly look after our visitors during their trips, and finally our fantastic fans who welcome people with open arms – every individual has played a vital role.

Together, we have created an environment that epitomises the spirit of the island—a place where travelling teams and fans feel welcome, fitting perfectly into the club’s ethos of making all we do about having a positive effect on the community.

What makes this award particularly special is that it is voted on by other clubs. Their recognition of our efforts reinforces the belief that our strategy is working. We remain committed to leaving a positive impression on all visitors to the Isle of Man.

Let’s carry this forward and continue to represent our club and the island with pride.


Lee Dixon receiving the respect award (Photo NWCFL)

The Respect Award evaluates various criteria, including player discipline, treatment of opponents during visits, and overall conduct. Even the friendliest and most respectful club can be affected by player behaviour, as deductions are made for dissent, cautions and sending’s-off.


As the season concludes, the NWCFL analyses data to recognise outstanding achievements across its divisions.


The club would like to extend its thanks to everyone involved for setting such high standards throughout last season.