Ken Gorman

The Football Writers' Association is sad to report the passing of former member Ken Gorman, who died in Cardiff on Sunday night.

Ken, who was 72, worked for many titles covering boxing as well as football.

He spent several years with the News of the World and Daily Star and was working up to his death as a freelance, primarily for the Sunday Mirror.

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Drogba honoured by FWA accolade

Chelsea forward Didier Drogba spoke of his pride at joining the list of prestigious winners of the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London.

The Ivory Coast forward, 36, was guest of honour at the January 2015 event, and was presented with the long-running accolade from FWA chairman Andy Dunn.

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Cattermole lands FWA North-East award

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has been voted the North East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year for 2014.

The former Middlesbrough and Wigan player beat his ex-Sunderland team-mate Jack Colback into second place, with Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter third. All three have come through North East Academies.

Middlesbrough’s England Under-21 international defender Ben Gibson has been named NEFWA Young Player of the Year, narrowly beating Boro team-mate Adam Reach, Newcastle defender Paul Dummett and former Hartlepool Luke James.

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FWA TO HONOUR DROGBA


The Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm Didier Drogba will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at The Savoy, London, on January 25, 2015.

Chelsea forward Drogba said: "It is an incredible honour. I have looked at the list of people who have been given this award and there are some of the most famous names in football on it.

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FWA National Golf Day, Sept 29

This year's FWA National Golf Day, again generously sponsored by Vauxhall, returns to the beautiful Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire on Monday September 29.

Reception and bacon butties from 9.30am, tee off times will be from around 11am, with late afternoon prize giving buffet meal.

The format will follow previous years with teams of four, stableford format with best two scores on each hole counting to the team prize. There is also an individual competition for FWA members.

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