Neil BeasleyAuthor: Football's Coming Out
NEIL BEASLEY is a player with, and chairman of, Birmingham Blaze, National Gay Football Supporters Network League champions. His book, Football’s Coming Out, tells of his struggles to play the game he loves without prejudice. It was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
Mark HalseyAuthor: Added Time
MARK HALSEY was the longest-serving full-time professional referee in the English game when he retired at the end of the 2012/13 season after a career that took in three seasons officiating in the Football League and a remarkable 14 in the Premier League. He is now a refereeing pundit with the BT Sport TV channels. His book, Added Time, details his powerful and poignant story. It was shortlisted for Best Autobiography at the 2014 British Sport Book Awards.
Alan FraserAuthor: The Soccer Syndrome
ALAN FRASER has been one of Fleet Street’s leading sports writers for many years, gracing the pages of The Independent and the Daily Mail among others. Golf has been a passion and a speciality. Alan has covered all four golf majors, including every Open Championship between 1978 and 2014. He also attended and reported on the last six summer Olympic Games at Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London. His book, The Hitler Trophy, tells the story of Hitler’s golf competition at the notorious 1936 Olympic Games.
Darren BarkerAuthor: A Dazzling Darkness
DARREN BARKER was a Commonwealth Games gold medallist in Manchester in 2002 before turning professional and winning the IBF World Middleweight title. He is now a boxing pundit for Sky Sports. His book, A Dazzling Darkness, tells his incredible story of overcoming adversity to become world champion.
John MoynihanAuthor: The Soccer Syndrome
JOHN MOYNIHAN was a much-loved and highly respected author and football writer, chiefly for the Sunday Telegraph, for many years until his death in 2012, aged 79. His book, The Soccer Syndrome, is widely considered a classic of football literature.