Prescot Cables Football Club is proud to have been recognised in the annual Soccer Club Swap Shop Programme Awards. The club’s successful matchday magazine, The Walloper has been awarded First Place in the competition for clubs in the BetVictor NPL North / West Division; this means the club has won the divisional award for four consecutive seasons.
Uniquely, Soccer Club Swap Shop also endeavours to compile national rankings for both the professional and non-league branches of English football, assessing more than 650 entries.
In this list, Cables were ranked 11th, making them the highest placed Northern Premier League Club and achieving the best ranking of any club at Steps 3 and 4 of the National League System, as can be seen by the top 15, which is listed below:
1st: Stockport County
2nd: Chelmsford City, Leamington
4th: Royal Wootton Bassett Town
5th: Epsom & Ewell, St Helens Town
7th: Jersey Bulls
8th: Wealdstone, Sutton Athletic, Hoddesdon Town
11th: Prescot Cables
12th: Bridlington Town, Torquay United
14th: Aldershot Town
15th: Northwood, 1874 Northwich
This placing follows up on being ranked 9th last season and 12th in 2016-17. The full list of awards can be seen at the Soccer Club Swap Shop website.
The first nine programmes of the 2019-20 season were edited by Gareth Coates, with Jamie Weston taking on the role of Editor for the rest of the campaign after work commitments forced Gareth to scale back his involvement. We extend heartfelt thanks to both Gareth and Jamie for their hard work and are also grateful to the regular contributors to The Walloper: Richard Tigwell, Roy McDonald, Matt Roberts and photographers John Middleton and John Hendry for the time and effort they have put in. We’d also like to acknowledge the hard work put in by Willow Printing to produce the finished product.
Last but not least, we’d like to thank everyone who has bought copies at matches. If nobody bought The Walloper, there would be no incentive for the team to prepare high-quality issues for every home match. It is because of the readers that our programme goes from strength to strength.