The Hattons Solicitors National Conference League has announced its shortlist for the 2012 Player of the Year Awards.

Three players from each division have been shortlisted by the NCL Management and the winners will be announced at the League Dinner on Saturday December 1 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield.

“There is some tremendous competition between the nominees but whoever wins the awards will be very worthy winners,” said Trevor Hunt, NCL Chairman.

“We have had another great season and the League Dinner will be a great way to conclude an historic year.”

Karl Dixon (Wath Brow Hornets), Shaun Quinn (Thatto Heath Crusaders) and Scott O’Brien (Leigh Miners Rangers) are the candidates for the Premier Division award.

After playing a leading role in Wath Brow’s Grand Final triumph Dixon could complete a tremendous year by scooping the award. The 19-year-old has had a season to remember which has been recognised by his selection for the English Lions.

Thatto’s Quinn has continued his points scoring feats with another impressive year. The free-scoring full-back has amassed over 250 points which helped the defending champions finish in fourth place in the regular season and go within two games of making it to back-to-back Grand Finals.

O’Brien – an influential figure at half-back for the Miners – had an outstanding season for the Twist Lane outfit. His form saw him contribute over 100 points to help secure a play-off berth whilst he also provided a valuable contribution to the Miners RFL Conference Challenge Trophy success.