Steph Houghton is NE FWA Personality of the Year
Steph Houghton will receive the North East Football Writers’ Association’s Personality of the Year trophy, which is given in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to recognise someone who uses their position in football to benefit the wider community.
The 31-year-old Manchester City captain, described by The Football Association as, “a role model in every sense,” will receive recognition for her off-the-field activities, which include official roles with the Professional Players Association, UEFA, The James Milner Foundation and the NSPCC.
Vincent Kompany honoured on Gala Tribute EveningVincent Kompany said he was honoured and humbled to be the recipient of the FWA's Tribute Award at The Savoy on Sunday January 12.
The former Manchester City and Belgium captain was our special guest at a star-studded event, and spoke eloquently about his career, his family and charity work. Accompanied by his father Pierre, he was joined on the top table by Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, with whom Vincent has set up Tackle4MCR, a charity that helps the homeless and rough sleepers in the city.
Schar, Longstaff and Hill win North East FWA awards
Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar is the 2019 North East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year.
His Newcastle team-mate Sean Longstaff is the NEFWA Young Player of the Year.
And Durham Women FC defender Kathryn Hill has been named Women’s Player of the Year.