Vanarama Column – Season wrapVanarama column (season’s wrap-up) - by Glenn Moore
A gripping Vanarama National League season comes to a climax at the weekend with a quintet of play-off finals to earn promotion into and out of the league’s three divisions. Topping the bill is Saturday’s Wembley clash between two upwardly mobile north-west clubs, Fylde and Salford, with the winner joining champions Leyton Orient in the Football League.
The Vanarama Column – Wrexham AFC
The Vanarama column - Wrexham, by Glenn Moore
Having four managers in a year is not usually associated with success, but Wrexham may prove an exception. The fan-owned club handed the reins to assistant manager Graham Barrow in December after Sam Ricketts, himself only appointed in May, moved to Shrewsbury Town. It seemed a sound choice as Barrow had enjoyed a successful spell as caretaker but it did not take long for the veteran to decide the altered dynamics associated with being No.1 were no longer to his liking.
Motorama to take over as National League title sponsorMotorama, sister company of FWA partner Vanarama, will take over the title sponsorship of the National League from the start of next season.
This new agreement will build on the success of the Autorama Group’s previous work with the National League through Vanarama as National League title sponsors since 2013. The sponsorship, along with support for the FWA through our annual Golf Day and regular National League columns, propelled Vanarama into the homes of millions of people around the UK, driving huge engagement with the brand and the wider football community.
Vanarama National League column – ManagersWho'd be a manager? by Glenn Moore
There was major news on the managerial merry-go-round on Tuesday as one of the leading clubs made a change. Wrexham, arguably the Vanarama National League’s biggest name (though Leyton Orient and Chesterfield might disagree) appointed Graham Barrow, former manager of Wigan, Chester and Bury.
Vanarama Column – Dover AthleticThe Vanarama National League column - Hessenthaler's Return, by Glenn Moore
From the outside it was not the most obvious move. Andy Hessenthaler was doing well at Eastleigh, stabilising a club which had been through a change of ownership and five managers in two years. The Vanarama National League play-offs beckoned. Then the league’s bottom club called.
Vanarama Column – Chorley
Vanarama Column October 25 - Chorley, by Glenn Moore
From a trio of Dutchmen in Rinus Michels, Louis van Gaal and Guus Hiddink, to the Scots Andy Roxburgh and Craig Brown, to England’s Roy Hodgson and Howard Wilkinson, the list of teachers turned football coaches is long and illustrious. Indeed, the highly-regarded Cowley brothers, Danny and Nicky, of Lincoln City are football’s latest alumni of the education sector.
MANarama National League column – Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient, by Glenn Moore
On 25 May 2014 Leyton Orient were twice on the brink of reaching the second tier of English football for the first time in more than three decades. As they prepared to celebrate promotion at Wembley that day, the idea that they could be playing a league match at Braintree within four years – and coming home elated after a win - was beyond comprehension.
FWA to support Prostate Cancer UKFWA to support Prostate Cancer UK
Following the sad passing of our colleague and lifetime member Ralph Ellis, who lost his battle with prostate cancer last weekend, the FWA is proud to announce we will be supporting Prostate Cancer UK as our designated charity for the remainder of this season.
The MANarama National LeagueWe at the FWA are pleased to support a ground-breaking charity initiative from Vanarama, sponsors of our Golf Day and regular National League column.
Vanarama are supporting Prostate Cancer UK and for the month of October will rename the National League, which they sponsor, the MANarama National League, as well as pledging to raise £150,000 for the charity.
Vanarama Column – Harrogate TownThe Vanarama National League column - by Glenn Moore
At first sight Harrogate Town’s climb to the summit of the Vanarama National League appears a story to irk non-League folk. Construction millionaire father owns the club, son manages it. Conversations are imagined: