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Carrie Brown appointed first-ever female chair of The Football Writers' Association

24 April 2019

Carrie Brown appointed first-ever female chair of The Football Writers' Association

Carrie Brown - announced as the new Chair of the Football Writers' Association

Carrie Brown has been confirmed as the new Chair of The Football Writers' Association - the first time a female has held this prestigious post.

Carrie, who is Senior Sports Correspondent for beIN Sport, has been an FWA member for more than 10 years and an active member of the National Executive Committee for the past two years. She replaces outgoing Chair, Patrick Barclay.

In a move to increase diversity within the organisation, highly respected journalist Alyson Rudd and top broadcaster Kelly Cates have also been selected to the National Committee along with Joel Beya from Cheeky Sport.

Carrie said: “It was first a considerable source of pride simply to be considered for membership of the Football Writers' Association over a decade ago.

"In the past two years, I have witnessed and been wholly impressed by the drive and determination of Paddy to promote diversity within the FWA and especially among the Executive Committee.

"Today, I am honoured to have been voted into the role of Chair, but accept the position in the knowledge this role should have been taken by our late vice-chair Vikki Orvice.

“Vikki was an early and ever-present support and role model in my career. I will not try to emulate or follow her path but I do hope I can make her and our members proud.”

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