Last night Wolves Fancast were luckily enough to pick up the ‘Best Football Podcast (Judges Award)’ at the Football Blogging Awards 2014.
The awards showcase and celebrate the world of football blogging. Now in its third year, the awards were held at the National Football Museum in Manchester in front of over 300 attendees.
Wolves Fancast were among a group of ten nominees for this years award. The same award which we were nominated for at last years awards. After Arsenal fan podcast ‘A Bergkamp Wonderland’ took the ‘Fans Award’, Wolves Fancast capped off a great year by receiving the Judges Award. Unfortunately, blogger Richard Hobbs did not pick up the ‘Best New Blogger’ Award at this years ceremony but we’re sure Richard will continue his good work on writing his blogs on the team from WV1.
The Judges for the awards comprised of top sports journalists from the Guardian, Telegraph, The Times and leading figures from sports companies such as Bleacher Report and Clifford French. With such highly regarded personalities choosing Wolves Fancast for this award, it made the award win even more special for the work carried out and built on over the years.
Created in 2007, Wolves Fancast started in Mick McCarthy’s second season at Wolves, narrowly missing out on the play-offs by 1 goal. After a two year break, Wolves Fancast returned in 2010 and we haven’t looked back since.
Host and co-creator David Evans talks about the honour of winning at this years Football Blogging Awards:
“It’s been a fantastic achievement to win at the Football Blogging Awards. Slowly but surely we’ve built up a digital platform, whether its the podcast, blogs or social media, which fans have enjoyed listening to and interacting with. I can only thank all the guys who have taken their time out to be part of the podcast over the years, whether this is on the podcast itself, our bloggers or external contributors, and everyone who has listened and downloaded the podcast.”
David is also looking forward to how the blogging industry is shaping up:
“Fan driven media is only getting bigger. Bloggers may not have played the game, be heavily involved behind the scenes or have inside access to clubs, but fans are watching more and more games and gaining more of an understanding of how football works on and off the pitch. As long as the content produced has a good critical understanding, there is no reason why it can’t compete with traditional journalism in the future”
Find out more about Wolves Fancast by navigating our website. Click on the ‘About Us’ to learn more about the team, ‘The Blog’ to read our latest pieces and of course ‘The Podcast’ to listen to our latest shows.