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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SWANSEA HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT LAUDRUP’S SUCCESSOR

CHRIS WATHAN of the Western Mail says that planning ahead has been a significant part of the Capital One Cup finalists’ success

By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

SOME CLUBS have found it difficult going on impossible to appoint – and keep - the right manager. Swansea City have made the task seem so easy you wonder why others have such problems.

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FWA AGREES CHARITABLE LINK-UP WITH NATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION

The Football Writers’ Association is delighted to announce the National Literacy Association as its first charitable partner.

The FWA plans to work closely with the NLA on several projects over the next 12 months and will help to raise funds for the charity from events such as the Footballer of the Year Dinner in May and the successful Barclays FWA Live.

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Martin Lipton: My Week

By MARTIN LIPTON
Chief Football writer
Daily Mirror

Friday Oct 14: Still recovering - probably quicker than Fabio Capello - from the late-breaking news of Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban and the press conference leftovers from Chelsea to devour as well. A few calls to UEFA - to confirm an appeal would be a shot to nothing, with no chance of the ban being increased - and the FA to pass on the news and seek a reaction. Otherwise, quite a quiet day.

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Football Writers honour United duo

We are delighted to announce that Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Gary Neville will be the first joint recipients of the Football Writers Association Tribute Award at a Gala Dinner at The Savoy, London, in January 2012.

The recently retired duo follow a long line of Old Trafford stars dating back to Sir Bobby Charlton in 1989 with Denis Law (1994), Sir Alex Ferguson (1996), George Best (2000), Bryan Robson (2006), Ryan Giggs (2007) and David Beckham (2008) all recipients of the prestigous award for their contribution to the game.

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