Brian Scovell becomes 1st Life Vice-President
The Football Writers' Association is delighted to announce that Brian Scovell has been made the first Life Vice-President of the Association.
Brian, who was chairman in 1980, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the FWA as both a Life Member and the longest serving member of the National Committee.
FWA AGM – August 7thThe FWA's Annual General Meeting will be held next Tuesday August 7 at noon at the Old Bank of England on Fleet Street, London.
All FWA members are encouraged to attend. On the agenda will be finance, election of officers and the Chairman's report on the past year.
Please contact General Secretary Paul McCarthy if you need more information.
“The best World Cup of the lot”The World Cup in Russia was a huge success on the pitch, and also a triumph off it, with excellent working facilities for journalists and an outstanding effort from the FA's Media Operations team for those covering England.
In this audio podcast, Henry Winter of the Times, who has covered eight World Cups, and Gerry Cox of Hayters Teamwork, who has covered seven, discuss what it's like to be part of the media at the biggest sporting event in the World, and how this summer's version compares with previous ones.
Salah and Kirby collect FWA awardsMo Salah of Liverpool and Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies collected their Footballer and Womens Footballer of the Year awards at the Football Writes' Association's annual dinner in London on Thursday May 10.
Both stars were enormously popular winners and gave thanked the FWA and their football colleagues in their speeches. Both had other commitments in their busy schedules - Kirby left later in the evening to attend Chelsea's awards night, while Salah flew in by private jet from Liverpool's own awards event.
MO SALAH IS FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
SALAH IS FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
Mohamed Salah is the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year.
The Liverpool forward narrowly beat Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in a ballot of over 400 FWA members, with the winning margin less than 20 votes.
Footballer of the Year votingVoting has opened for Footballer of the Year, and all FWA members should by now have received an email with a code for online voting. If you have not received an email, however, or would like to register your vote by email, phone, text or post, please contact our executive secretary Paul McCarthy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07831 650977 . Voting closes on midnight April 30th.
Jamie Vardy voted FWA Footballer of the Year 2016
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year 2016.
The England international collected 36% of members’ votes, making him a clear winner ahead of Foxes' team-mates Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante.
The 29-year-old has scored 24 goals for club and country so far this season, which have helped to put Leicester on the verge of winning the Barclays Premier League title.
FWA Northern Managers Awards Dinner 2015The 2015 FWA Northern Managers Awards Dinner will take place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester on Sunday December 6.
This year's award winners are SIMON GRAYSON (Preston North End) and DAVE FLITCROFT (Bury). Special award winners: GRAHAM FENTON (North Shields) and BILLY HEATH (North Ferriby United), with Guest of honour: SAM ALLARDYCE also set to attend.
Ken GormanThe Football Writers' Association is sad to report the passing of former member Ken Gorman, who died in Cardiff on Sunday night.
Ken, who was 72, worked for many titles covering boxing as well as football.
He spent several years with the News of the World and Daily Star and was working up to his death as a freelance, primarily for the Sunday Mirror.
Oliver Holt Q&AOliver Holt the Mail on Sunday's new Chief Sports Writer gives a Q&A on Jose Mourinho, Mario Balotelli and whether Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo.
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