News updates from the world of sport

1st February 2018

SPORT500

Very proud to announce that Sport500 has been shortlisted for Website of the Year by the Sports Journalists Association.  Thank you and well done to everyone whose hard work has got us this far.    

 

 

 3rd February 2017
MICHAEL AYLWIN
Sport500 is delighted to announce that Michael Aylwin has been nominated for Rugby Writer of the Year at the 2016 SJA Sports Journalism Awards. Michael has been with Sport500 since the site went live in October and has contributed pieces on triathlon as well as rugby.  The winner will be announced at a dinner in London on February 24th 2017.
25th November 2016
BOB CASS

This website joins in the tributes to one of the very best of the breed of sports journalists – Bob Cass, who died aged 78 on November 24 after a long and courageous battle against cancer, writes Tom Clarke.

Bob was more than a football writer with exclusive after exclusive to his name in The Sun and the Mail on Sunday.

He was a chairman of the Football Writers’ Association, he was devoted to journalism and journalists (he was always ready to encourage young journalists), he was a master story-teller, he was a joy as a golfing partner (and a captain of Durham City Golf Club), and he was a loving husband to Janet and father to three children (including Simon, himself a leading sports journalist).

Not for the first time, Sir Alex Ferguson had it right when he said (as quoted by Paul Hayward in the Telegraph): “He’s a great lad, Cassy.”

There’s a stream of tributes to Bob running on Facebook, Google and Twitter. There’s real taste of Bob in the Q&A he gave to the FWA website in 2012.