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Football Writers’ Association Student Football Writer of the Year Awards

As part of its long-term commitment to the next generation of football writers, this year the FWA is initiating a pair of exciting new awards. Named after two much missed greats of the trade, the Vikki Orvice Award for the Female Student Football Writer of the Year and Hugh McIlvanney Award for the Male Student Football Writer of the Year are open to anyone who is currently engaged in full time education.

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Hugh McIlvanney, OBE

We at the FWA are sad to report the passing of Hugh McIlvanney, one of the greatest sportswriters of the past fifty years and a much-loved colleague.
Hughie passed away on Thursday, aged 84, after a battle with cancer, but he left behind a legacy of prize-winning sportswriting and a reputation as one of the true greats.

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