Back Page Football was founded and launched in the summer of 2009 to provide a platform for upcoming writers and high quality football writing.
The blog was launched by Kevin Coleman, an Irish-based Liverpool fan and Neil Sherwin, an Australia-based Manchester City fan.
BPF was developed by Ollie Kavanagh of Capra Design, and designed and developed the latest incarnation of the website in 2017.
In 2014, Charles Pulling joined the editorial team with Kevin and Neil.
From the beginning, the goal of the blog has been to provide a platform for football writers to write about the beautiful game and have their work seen by the masses, enabling them to further their career. Some writers who have passed through our doors have gone on to work for a number of major publications across the world, feature on podcasts and television and even have books published.
In its eight years online, BPF has featured hundreds of writers, thousands upon thousands of articles, and covered football from every corner of the globe, from Tallaght to Thailand and everywhere in between.
In 2010 we launched a podcast with journalist Ciarán O’ Raghailligh behind the microphone. It has gone through a number of redevelopments, for a period under the guidance of Setanta Sports and Tom Fox, and most recently at home with co-editor Neil.
After eight years, we continue to provide a strong platform for talented writers and budding journalists. If you want to join the team and take your first step on the road to the world of football writing, get in touch with us in any way you can.
Awards / Nominations
- Irish Web Awards 2016 – Finalist (Sports Website, Sports News Website, Best Podcasting), Semi Finalist (Most Beautiful Site)
- Irish Web Awards 2015 – Finalist (Best Sports Site, Best Daily Web Only Publication), Semi Finalist (Best Podcast Series, Most Beautiful)
- Irish Web Awards 2014 – Finalist (Best Sports Site), nominated (Best Daily Web Only Publication, Most Beautiful Website in Ireland)
- Football Supporters Federation Awards 2013 – Finalist (Independent Website of the Year)
- European Football Blog Awards 2013 – Winner (Best Original Content)
- Irish Web Awards 2013 – Finalist (Best Sports Site, Best Independent Podcaster)
- Blog Awards Ireland 2013 – Finalist (Best Sport / Recreation Blog)
- Irish Web Awards 2012 – Finalist (Best Sports Site, Best Web Only Publication)
- Irish Blog Awards 2011 – Finalist (Best Sport and Recreation Blog)
- Irish Blog Awards 2010 – Finalist (Best Sport and Recreation Blog)