We at the FWA are saddened to hear that our friend, colleague and former Chairman Ken Jones has passed away.
Ken came from the famous Jones family that produced his cousin, the former Tottenham and Wales winger Cliff Jones. He covered his cousin’s exploits with the all-conquering Spurs and then went on to cover England’s World Cup final win in 1966. His first-hand account is superbly told here:
Ken worked principally for the Mirror, Observer and The Independent, and was Chairman of the FWA for three successive years, from 1975 to 1978. He was also a very fine boxing writer, and there is another great piece on reporting here:
He was widely considered one of Fleet Street’s finest and will be much missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Full tributes to follow.