Fitting send off for Albert SewellJohn Motson, Bob Wilson and Barry Davies were among the mourners as almost 100 friends and family members said their goodbyes to Albert Sewell, MBE, the former Hayters and BBC stalwart who passed away in June.
It was standing room only at Breakspear Crematorium, west London, as a host of former colleagues joined his family to pay tribute to Albert, who was a Life Member of the FWA. The heads of sport from both BBC and ITV, Philip Bernie and Niall Sloane, were also among the mourners, along with Steve Rider. Hayters colleagues included Nick Callow, John Goodbody and Michael ...
Albert Sewell, MBE, RIP
Tributes have been pouring in after the passing of Albert Sewell MBE, who died aged 90 earlier this week. Albert was a life member of the FWA, the first employee and then director of Hayters sports agency and long-time editor of Chelsea's club programme. He was also the BBC's football statistics expert from 1968 until his retirement in 2005, often referred to by Match of the Day host Des Lynam as 'Our Albert'.
FWA Live – Lampard and Scott on fine formOur latest FWA Live was a great success, with England Legends Frank Lampard and Alex Scott joining Carrie Brown, Neil Ashton and Paul McCarthy on a panel to discuss the FA Cup final, World Cup and many other topics.
Supported by our title sponsors William Hill, it was held at the Landmark Hotel, London, on Thursday May 17 and covered a lot of ground. Frank and Alex kindly donated their fees to charity. Frank donated his to the Matthew Harding Trust while Alex supported Millwall Lionesses, who are struggling to survive.
England Legends at FWA Live on May 17England legends Frank Lampard and Alex Scott will be our special guests at the next FWA Live, to be held at the Landmark Hotel London on Thursday May 17.
Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard and Arsenal Women's star Scott both reached over 100 caps for England, and will be previewing the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United and also discussing this summer's World Cup, and in particular England's prospects.
Drogba honoured by FWA accoladeChelsea forward Didier Drogba spoke of his pride at joining the list of prestigious winners of the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London.
The Ivory Coast forward, 36, was guest of honour at the January 2015 event, and was presented with the long-running accolade from FWA chairman Andy Dunn.
Mourinho Tribute To ‘Phenomenal’ DrogbaChelsea forward Didier Drogba will be the guest of honour at the 2015 Football Writers' Association Tribute Night at the Savoy Hotel, London.
Here, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reflects on Drogba the player and the person.
FWA TO HONOUR DROGBA
The Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm Didier Drogba will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at The Savoy, London, on January 25, 2015.
Chelsea forward Drogba said: "It is an incredible honour. I have looked at the list of people who have been given this award and there are some of the most famous names in football on it.
MOURINHO HONOURED ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT SAVOYPhotography: Action Images
The Special One became The Perfect One as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was honoured at a star-studded Football Writers' Association gala tribute evening at the Savoy in London.
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A SPECIAL HONOUR FOR JOSÉ MOURINHOThe Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm José Mourinho will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at the Savoy, London, on January 19, 2014.
The Chelsea manager said: “I am delighted that the FWA have chosen me. When I see who the association have honoured over the years I realise how much it means to be alongside so many of the greats of English football.”