40th NORTHERN MANAGERS AWARDS DINNER – Feb 6thPEP GUARDIOLA will again be our leading guest of honour at the 40th Northern Managers Awards Dinner, on Sunday February 6th 2022, at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Manchester.
Pep will be honoured for leading Manchester City to the Premier League title in May 2021, and will be joined by other managers from northern clubs to have won honours last season.
Martin Leach RIPThe FWA is saddened to learn that Martin Leach, a stalwart of the News of the World in the North West for many years, has passed away. Martin was a friend, colleague and even mentor for many of our members, and below is a wonderful tribute written by his son Matt.
Remembering Tommy DochertyWe at the FWA were saddened by the news that Tommy Docherty had passed away on New Year's Eve. A fine player for Celtic, Preston, Arsenal and Chelsea, he then moved into management with the west London club and went on to manage a number of clubs including Rotherham, QPR, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Derby and Wolves, as well as Scotland, for whom he won 25 caps.
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.