Derek Hodgson’s funeral – June 26The funeral of Derek Hodgson, the former Express and Independent cricket correspondent, will be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday June 26 at noon.
Derek had many friends among the FWA, notably James Mossop, who was still meeting him and other former colleagues on a regular basis as part of the 'Ampersands' social group.
WakeletThe Football Writers' Association is happy to endorse a new digital platform, Wakelet, which enables members to collate their cuttings, posts and pictures in one place.
Gone are the days of cuttings books full of newspaper clippings slowly fading away. The new free service from Wakelet allows journalists to keep all their articles and posts in one place, and share a link to their collection with others.
Derek Hodgson – RIPThe FWA is sad to hear that Derek Hodgson has passed away, aged 87.
Although Derek was best known as a cricket writer, becoming the Independent's chief cricket writer, he was formerly a senior sports reporter, with the Daily Express among others.
He was also a former President of the Cricket Writers' Club, and had been a member of Yorkshire Cricket Club since 1948.