FWA Live North East Special – Thursday November 21FWA Live North East Special - Thursday November 21
The FWA are delighted to announce an FWA Live North East Special in Durham on November 21, featuring leading personalities from the region's big three clubs. Sunderland's new manager Phil Parkinson will be on stage with former Manchester Untied and England defender Gary Pallister, representing his hometown club Middlesbrough, and Newcastle United will be sending a special guest.
Cattermole lands FWA North-East awardSunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has been voted the North East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year for 2014.
The former Middlesbrough and Wigan player beat his ex-Sunderland team-mate Jack Colback into second place, with Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter third. All three have come through North East Academies.
Middlesbrough’s England Under-21 international defender Ben Gibson has been named NEFWA Young Player of the Year, narrowly beating Boro team-mate Adam Reach, Newcastle defender Paul Dummett and former Hartlepool Luke James.