August 30, 2011
Keith Meadows passes away
Keith Meadows, a former sports reporter on the Daily Mirror in Manchester, has died following a long battle against cancer.
Meadows, 69, was NUJ FOC when Robert Maxwell shut down the northern operation in 1988 and played a major part in negotiating pay-offs for the staff.
His non-religious service will be held at Fred Hamer's Funeral Home, James Street, Rawtenstall, Lancashire on Friday Aug 26 at 1pm. He will be laid to rest shortly afterwards at Rawtenstall cemetery, where he often walked his dogs.
A celebration of his extraordinary life will then take place in his favourite pub, The Black Dog, in his home village of Crawshawbooth just up the road from Rawtenstall from 2pm.
He wasn't a fan of flowers, just York City, so any donations please to MacMillan Cancer Support or the Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary near Ramsbottom.
Meadows leaves a son, Mark, who is European sports correspondent for Reuters based in London after a four-year stint in Milan.
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August 29, 2011
FWA National Golf Day
The FWA National Golf Day is back! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Vauxhall, the 2011 event will be held on Monday October 3 on the New Course at the London Hatfield Golf Club, which is about ten minutes from junction 24 of the M25.
The format will be the same as when the Day used to be held at Mottram Hall. There will be bacon rolls and coffee on arrival before a mid morning shotgun start. A warm buffet will be served afterwards along with prize giving.
The competition will be arranged in teams of four, with the best two Stableford scores (from ¾ handicap) on each hole counting to the team score. There will be an individual prize for the highest scoring FWA member.
Please fill in the form below to complete your application.
PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 STRICTLY AT 3pm.
You may apply to enter singly, or with up to three guests to form a team. Guests should be related to the football or newspaper industry, please. Please indicate the handicaps of those for which you apply. In the event that demand exceeds the supply of places, then preference will be given initially to accommodate FWA members.
For those who want to stop over, there is a special FWA rate available from the nearby DeVere Ponsbourne Park hotel, about 5 - 10 minutes drive away, at £29 B&B for Sunday night October 2nd, and £59 B&B for Monday night. There are a limited number of rooms available at that rate (20 each night), and they must be booked by September 15 to get that rate. People who want them should e-mail direct to Sarah Shackleton at the hotel on email@example.com England will most likely be holding press conferences at The Grove on Tuesday morning ahead of that week's international (we anticipate a number of FA staff, possibly including Fabio Capello, will be taking part).
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