Vikki Orvice Wiki
Vikki Orvice was a British sports journalist, who worked as a football reporter and subsequently athletics correspondent for The Sun.
Vikki Orvice was born on 1964 and Died on 6th February 2019 at his age of 55. She was Sun’s long-time athletics correspondent credited as the pioneer for women in sport during a 24-year career in national newspapers.
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|Vikki Orvice Age||She was 55 years old as at the time of his death|
|Vikki Orvice Died||She died on 6th February 2019|
|Vikki Orvice Cause of Death||Cancer|
|Vikki Orvice Husband||Ian Ridley|
|Vikki Orvice Occupation||Football Correspondent|
She started at the Sun as a football writer in 1995. Orvice was one of the few women to write about sport in a national newspaper at the time. She was heavily involved in establishing the Women in Football organisation, as well as serving as the vice-chair of the Football Writers’ Association. Orvice was also a mentor for many young women journalists making their way in the industry.
She became athletics correspondent of the Sun in 2012, breaking a string of male-dominated exclusives. IAAF, the sport’s governing body, used her as a sounding board on behalf of the global media. Orvice was the first women chair of the British Athletics Writers’ Association in its history. In 2015, she received the Inspiration Award from the organisation – the first non-track and field star to be awarded the gong.
Vikki Orvice Husband – Ian Ridley
She is survived by her husband, Ian Ridley. Ian describes himself as a Journo, writer, publisher of sports books in his twitter bio.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. She died on Wednesday, 6th February 2019. The news was announced by her husband Ian Ridley, who wrote: “My beloved, bright, brilliant wife passed away at 5 am, able to defy the cancer no longer. I am bereft, empty, but grateful for her life and her love. Those who feel the breath of sadness, sit down next to me.”
Mark Woods, The Bawa chair, described Orvice as “quite simply, a very special individual”. He said: “Her humour, as well as her pugnaciousness and professionalism, will linger long in the memory.
The Women in Football Organisation tweeted, “We are devastated to learn of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Orvice. Vikki was a brave, brilliant and extraordinary lady who passionately championed women in football. We will miss her dreadfully and will continue to stand up for all she believed in.”