Andy Woodward was born in Stockport and is a former professional footballer who played for Crewe, Bury, Sheffield United and Halifax Town. He later joined the police forceIn 2016 Woodward blew the whistle on the repeated sexual abuse he suffered as a young boy while a trainee at Crewe Alexandra. His testimony resulted in the conviction of the youth coach Barry Bennell.
Harrowing, brave, hugely important. - Henry WinterAbsolutely amazed by the power of Andy Woodward's testimony. - Jeremy Vine ShowI'm sure this will be one of the defining football books of the era. - Sam Wallace, Chief Football Writer for the Telegraph