The Footballer of the Year awards have been delayed for obvious reasons, but voting is now open. Here is a letter to FWA members from our Executive Secretary Paul McCarthy:
“Firstly, I hope you are all as well as can be and coping with the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
With a nod to some kind of normality, we are preparing for the announcement of both the Footballer of the Year and the Women’s Footballer of the Year. As you know, the WFOTY is voted by an expert panel and we intend to make the announcement on Wednesday July 1 with a presentation of the trophy on a date to be confirmed. If all goes well, the FWA will film the presentation and an interview will go on all our media channels. Obviously, this depends very much on social distancing restrictions etc but we will do everything in our power to celebrate the winner properly.
The Footballer of the Year vote is now open, to coincide with the resumption of the Premier League season and will close at midnight on Thursday July 23 for an announcement at 10am the following day.
You should have all received an email with your unique voting code and instructions on how to register your vote. Can I urge anybody who has changed their email address and may not have informed us, to contact Membership Secretary, John Ley (email@example.com) before June 17 with your new details.
As always, you can also register your vote by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text/WhatsApp on 07831 650977.
Again, we will do everything possible to celebrate the winner’s achievement and there will be an announcement closer to the time as to what form that takes.
My apologies for such a break from tradition. I look forward to receiving your votes and hopefully we will all be able to gather safely together before too long.
Paul McCarthy, Executive Secretary