Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

Newcastle United, Elliot Anderson and Lewis Miley gained awards at Sport Newcastle’s annual dinner on Thursday night.

Anderson, who joined Newcastle’s academy on the age of eight, gained the Wor Jackie award – offered to the membership’s younger participant of the 12 months – whereas 16-year-old attacking midfielder Lewis Miley was offered with the Jack Hixon trophy for Tyneside’s most promising teenager.

Newcastle United additionally acquired the Sporting Success of the Yr award following a powerful 2022 which noticed the Magpies keep away from relegation final time period, ending in eleventh place, earlier than recording 30 factors of their opening 15 Premier League matches of the 2022/23 marketing campaign, with Eddie Howe’s aspect at the moment third within the English top-flight. 

Anderson follows within the footsteps of Shola Ameobi, Steven Taylor and Andy Carroll to win the Wor Jackie award whereas Miley turns into the newest recipient of the Jack Hixon trophy – named after the scout who found Alan Shearer – with Sean Longstaff, Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong being earlier winners.

After a profitable mortgage spell at Bristol Rovers final season, serving to the Fuel safe promotion to League One, Anderson has established himself as a part of the Magpies’ first-team squad this time period, making his full aggressive debut for his boyhood membership in August’s Carabao Cup victory away at Tranmere Rovers in addition to making seven substitute league appearances.

The 20-year-old, at the moment on worldwide responsibility with Scotland under-21s, advised nufc.co.uk: “I am actually pleased to obtain this award and observe within the footsteps of some gamers, some nice gamers, who’ve gained it earlier than.

“I am gutted I could not be there on the evening however I hope everybody has an incredible evening.”

Miley, who signed a scholarship on the membership’s academy final summer season, acquired a global call-up for England under-17s in August, scoring for the Younger Lions in opposition to Finland in his third of six appearances for Tom Curtis’ aspect in the course of the 2022 Nordic Championships in Norway. 

The 16-year-old, who made his full debut for Newcastle’s under-21 aspect final month, mentioned: “It is an honour to win an award like this, which has been gained by profitable professionals enjoying the sport now. After I’ve had the possibility to coach with the first-team, Sean (Longstaff) has welcomed me and reveals an curiosity on how I am creating.

“Thus far this season, the most important spotlight for me is being chosen for England Beneath-17s and likewise being on the bench for the first-team’s pre-season friendlies in opposition to Atalanta and Athletic Membership. 

“I might wish to maintain being concerned out and in of first-team coaching so I get extra expertise and to be within the England squad for subsequent 12 months’s European Beneath-17 Championship.”

Newcastle first-team coach, Ben Dawson, and United’s Head of Goalkeeping, Adam Bartlett had been each in attendance to gather the Sporting Success of the Yr award on the Newcastle Civic Centre.

Head coach Eddie Howe mentioned: “I might wish to thank Sport Newcastle for the award. It actually means lots to us at Newcastle United.

“Ben and Adam are with you to obtain the award. I hope you all have an incredible evening.”

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