Promotion Celebrated In Style At End Of Season Awards

Ruben Neves was the big winner at a truly memorable End of Season awards dinner for 2017/18, scooping three of the top prizes on a night of celebration at Telford International Centre.

A record-breaking attendance of 1,400 provided a standing ovation for Neves, whose brilliant season saw him voted the Player and Players’ Player of the Season winner, as Wolves secured Premier League football.

Along with the performance awards, the midfielder also claimed the Goal of the Season honour for his stunning strike against Derby County at Molineux.

With Wolves 1-0 up, Neves controlled a cleared corner with a sumptuous piece of control, before unleashing an unbelievable volley into the top corner, past Scott Carson.

Presented by Sky Sports’ Jonny Phillips, various awards were handed out on a night of celebration at this Championship-winning campaign.

Managing director Laurie Dalrymple summed up a brilliant campaign in words, while Nuno Espirito Santos took to the stage to provide his season summary to Jonny and the audience.

The Top Goalscorer award was claimed by Diogo Jota, who struck 18 times across the course of the campaign, making him the fifth highest in the Championship.

The Young Professional of the Year award went to Morgan Gibbs-White for his World Cup exploits and role in Wolves’ promotion this season.

Amidst the awards, Conor Coady and Danny Batth spoke to the audience and gave Mark Simmons his Fan of the Year award, while Dicky Dodd ran an auction and Jacqui Oatley spoke to Steve Bull, Andy Thompson, Matt Murray and Robert Plant.

There was more praise for the youngsters when it came to Academy Player of the Season, which was won by Ryan Giles for his fine performances for the Under-18s this term.

The Women Player of the Season was claimed by Andrea Whetton for her strong performances and influence over the younger members of the Wolves Women team.

Away from the football, the Rachel Heyhoe Flint award was presented to Steve Plant for the terrific efforts he’s put into raising funds for Cure Leukaemia through various events.

Following the conclusion of the awards, the celebrations continued after what has been a season nobody with a Wolves connection will ever forget.