Hornchurch old boy and current Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley wins League Managers Association award
PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 May 2017
Imps boss was honoured on Monday night after a stunning 2016/17 season resulted in promotion and an FA Cup quarter-final spot
Hornchurch old boy Danny Cowley won the League Managers Association Special Achievement Award on Monday night to recognise a sensational season with Lincoln City.
The former Havering resident guided the Imps back to the Football League for the first time since 2011 by winning the National League title by four points.
Danny Cowley, with the help of assistant and brother Nicky, also took Lincoln into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, becoming the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the last eight of the competition.
Prostate Cancer UK sponsors the LMA Special Achievement Award and chief executive Angela Culhane expressed her delight at meeting the Cowley brothers.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder also picked up a Special Achievement Award at the 25th LMA Annual Awards dinner.
Culhane said: “It was a pleasure to meet Danny and Nicky Cowley at the LMA Awards dinner, and congratulate both on their outstanding achievements with Lincoln City in the 2016/17 season.
“For several years now Prostate Cancer UK has enjoyed a hugely beneficial partnership with the LMA and it was fantastic to endorse not one, but two special achievement awards on the night.
“Danny’s acceptance speech was incredibly humbling and both he and Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder were fitting recipients, as were all the award winners on the night.
“It was also fantastic to see so many managers and legends of the game wearing our Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men pin badge, including newly crowned LMA Manager of the Year, Chelsea’s Antonio Conte.
“One man every hour dies from prostate cancer; it’s the most common cancer in men, and football has proved to be an amazingly effective way of driving home our messages in a variety of ways to fans, players and club officials, many of whom had no idea about the dangers of the disease.
“We thank the LMA and all its members for their continued support; for marching for men, for cycling to Amsterdam and for sporting our iconic badge.
“United against prostate cancer, we can make this disease something the next generation of men need not fear.”