Fullbrook’s Fearless Ball kicks off on May 23

The Danny Fullbrook’s Fearless Foundation Ball is being held at The Hurlingham Club on May 23.

Danny Fullbrook Foundation

The evening will celebrate the life of Danny Fullbrook, paying tribute to the Daily Star‘s chief football writer who died last year, aged 40, after an 18-month battle with cancer.

The tribute to Fullbrook posted on the SJA’s website was written by his Star colleague and fellow SJA member, Brian Woolnough, who also died last year.

Fullbrook was a highly respected journalist around the football circuit whose passionate approach to his work, and to his life and family, earned him the nickname “Frank and Fearless”.

The evening mark the official launch of his Fearless Foundation, which has been set up in his honour, to encourage and inspire individuals to engage in trying, playing, coaching, or writing about sport, providing support to help them fearlessly achieve their full potential.

The Ball will be a spectacular evening hosted by BBC’s Mark Chapman, with a drinks reception, sumptuous three-course dinner, a number of fundraising activities, featuring an audience with sports stars and live musical entertainment.

  • For bookings and further information, please contact Fireball on 020 8704 4141 or email

Make sure you don’t miss out on the gala celebration of the best of British sports journalism by booking your ticket – or even a table – for the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards on Monday March 25 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden.

The event begins at 6pm, with a champagne reception and opportunity to view an exhibition of many of the leading entries in the photography categories, prior to a three-course dinner followed by the presentation of the awards.

There are special ticket discounts available to paid-up SJA members. But hurry – tickets are already selling fast.

Click here for a booking form, or contact our event organisers, Start2Finish, on 020 8916 2492 or by email to for more details.

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