Memories of Vikki OrviceA star-studded gathering of the good and the great from sport and the media gathered at Lord's on November 13 to honour the legacy of Vikki Orvice and raise a six figure sum for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Over £103,000 was raised among an audience of 400 people who turned up to pay tribute to Vikki, who passed away last February. It was an emotional and moving evening, with tears and laughter in equal measure, superbly hosted by Jacqui Oatley, Vikki's friend and FWA committee member.
Pathway to sports journalism and broadcasting'The Football Writers' Association Speakers Event 2019 - Pathway to sports journalism and broadcasting’ took place on April 9 at the Sway Bar in Central London.
Our panelists were interviewed by Snack Media after the event.
Jacqui Oatley, Sports Broadcaster for BBC & ITV
Anna Kessel, Women's Sports Editor, The Telegraph
Natasha Henry, Freelance Sports Journalist
Tributes flow for Vikki OrviceTributes have been flooding social media after Vikki Orvice, FWA vice-chair and The Sun sportswriter, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56.
Her husband Ian Ridley, one of our most esteemed members and a fine sportswriter in his own right, announced on the morning of February 6th that Vikki had finally succumbed after a long battle with cancer.
Vikki Orvice – a tribute by Jacqui OatleyJacqui Oatley, the broadcaster, was brought on to the FWA's National Committee by Vikki Orvice, who passed away today at the age of 56. Here is Jacqui's tribute to her friend and our dear colleague.
BRAVE. FEARLESS. TRAILBLAZER. PIONEER.
There was only one Vikki Orvice. That’s clear from the many tributes which have poured in from journalists and senior sporting figures alike following the desperately sad news of our beloved colleague’s passing. Taken from us by cancer at the age of 56, but not before she’d squeezed every drop out of life and found humour ...
GIRLS ALLOWED – THE OFFSIDE RULE FLIES THE FOOTBALL FLAG FOR FEMALESBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
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