Life, Death and Sports Writing: An Evening with Michael Calvin

Award-Winning Journalist and Sportswriter

Please do join us for an evening with Award-Winning Journalist and Sports Writer, Michael Calvin

Thursday 25th May 2017

Akeley Wood House

Billiard Room 7:30pm  

Michael Calvin is one of the UK’s most accomplished sportswriters. He has worked in more than 80 countries, covering many major sporting events, including seven summer Olympic Games and six World Cup finals. Named Sports Writer of the Year for his despatches as a crew member in a round the world yacht race, he has also twice been named Sports Reporter of the Year.

His book, The Nowhere Men, a study of football scouts, won Times Sports Book of the Year in 2014. He became the first author to receive the award in successive years, when Proud, his collaboration with former Wales and British Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas, was named Sports Book of the Year in 2015. In the same year, the second book in his football trilogy, Living on The Volcano, which exposed the pressures on managers, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.

No Nonsense, his collaboration with Joey Barton, was nominated for the award in 2016 and is a Sunday Times best seller. His new book is No Hunger in Paradise, an insight into youth football. Published in April 2017, it became an immediate bestseller.


Tickets cost £8 and include a glass of wine and nibbles.

To reserve your place at this event or for general enquiries please email Mrs Stone

All proceeds to Project Volunteer Sri Lanka 2017


Mrs  Stone

Teacher of English and Professional Tutor

Project Volunteer Sri Lanka Co-ordinator

Akeley Wood Senior School