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.
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.
Vikki Orvice fundraising dinner
A gift to you from our birthday girl.
The FWA’s first female vice-chair, Vikki Orvice, should have celebrated her 57th birthday on Friday.
Sadly we can’t mark the occasion with Vikki this year as she passed away in February. Instead we will celebrate her life with a fundraising dinner on Wednesday (13th) for the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Vikki Orvice celebration night at Lord’sJust a reminder that there are still a few tickets remaining for the gala night at Lord's on November 13 to celebrate the life of our dear departed colleague Vikki Orvice.
Vikki sadly died of cancer in February after several years of treatment. We plan to spend the evening remembering the highlights of Vikki’s working life as a trailblazing sports journalist, while raising vital funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, via auction and raffle. Many fantastic prizes have already been pledged, and there will be spectacular live music and entertainment, as well as superb food and drinks.
Vikki Orvice Celebration – Nov 13 at Lord’sWe are pleased to announce a special evening to celebrate the life of our dear friend and FWA vice chair Vikki Orvice, and would like to invite you to buy tickets for this star-studded event, on Wednesday November 13th 2019 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in the Nursery ...
Dan King’s fundraising run this SundayDan King of The Sun is running the Cambridge Half Marathon this Sunday, March 3 and, with Ian Ridley's blessing, has set up a fundraising page for the @ in memory of his friend and colleague Vikki Orvice who passed away three weeks ago.
Vikki Orvice – a Celebration of her Life.
“If anyone comes to my funeral...”
She need not have worried. Vikki Orvice had written those words in the eulogy she had composed for herself, and was read out by her husband Ian Ridley at St Leonard's Church Flamstead, on a beautiful, unseasonally sunny day in February.
Vikki Orvice’s funeral – important notice
Information on Vikki Orvice’s funeral, Tuesday February 26th, 2pm,
St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead, Herts.
Vikki Orvice – funeral detailsThe funeral service for Vikki Orvice, our vice-chair, will be at 2pm on Tuesday February 26 at St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead, Herts.
More details to follow....
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.