National Sports Journalism Awards Winners Announced
Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism
Auckland, 06 December 2010 –
New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2010 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards Dinner in Auckland on Friday night.
The Awards, sponsored by SPARC, attracted around 240 past and present media and sporting celebrities. Among the special guests were 2010 World Rowing Championship medallists Eric Murray, Hamish Bond, Mahe Drysdale, Rebecca Scown, Juliette Haigh and Emma Twigg; 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallists Lucy Talbot and Samantha Harrison (hockey) and Richie Patterson and Stanislav Chalaev (weightlifting) and All Whites World Cup coach Ricki Herbert, the guest speaker at the dinner.
They were joined by 1982 World Cup coach John Adshead and team-mates of Herbert’s from that campaign, Adrian Elrick, Duncan Cole and Sam Malcolmson; New Zealand Olympic Committee President Mike Stanley plus Danyon Loader, swimming double gold medal winner from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and Dudley Storey, 1968 rowing Olympic gold medallist.
The awards attracted almost 200 entries with the major SPARC Sports Journalist of the Year prize and a cheque for $1,500 going to TV3 journalist Brook Sabin. His winning television portfolio featured an emotional piece on the struggles of a young man from a crippling rugby injury, his younger brother Darryl.
To cap off the awards, the NZSJA arranged for Darryl to join his brother on stage for the announcement. Brook Sabin had earlier won the ASB Sports Television category.
An initiative introduced last year, the Sir John Wells SPARC Sports Journalism Scholarship, was awarded this year to Andrew Gourdie (TV3) and Michael Burgess (Herald on Sunday). It provides two young journalists with a week in Wellington and Auckland, spending time with key sports leaders and organisations to gain a wider understanding of sports governance in New Zealand.
The SPARC Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism Award went to Phil Gifford, one of New Zealand’s most respected broadcasters and journalists. Highly respected league and athletics writer, Ivan Agnew was made a Life Member of the NZSJA. Wanganui Chronicle Sports Editor, David Ogilvie was presented with the Garry Frew Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Journalism.
These were the 30th NZSJA awards, the 16th under the patronage of SPARC and the 10th year they have been known as the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards.
The 2010 TP McLean National Sports Journalism Awards winners, by award category, were:
BankLink Award for Sports News – Print
Paul Lewis Herald on Sunday
The Golf House Award for Sports
News – Broadcast
Andrew Gourdie TV3
for Sports Radio
Brian Ashby The Radio Network
Award for Sports Television
Brook Sabin TV3
Byron Award for Sports Column/Opinion
Marc Hinton Fairfax Media
Steinlager Award for Sports Feature
Writing – Newspapers
Dylan Cleaver New Zealand Herald
Steinlager Award for Sports Feature Writing –
Gregor Paul NZ Rugby World
Herald DJ Cameron Young Writer Award
Daniel Richardson Manawatu Standard
SPARC Award for
Recreation/Adventure/Community Sport Reporting
Robert Tighe Freelance
SPARC Award for Sports Photography –
Phil Walter Getty Images
SPARC Award for
Sports Photography – Best Single Photo
Marty Melville Marty Melville Photography
SPARC Award for
Recreation/Adventure/Community Sport Photography
Andrew Cornaga Photosport
Fairfax Media Best Provincial Award
for Sports Reporting
Daniel Richardson (Manawatu Standard)
Fairfax Media Best Provincial Award for Sports
Mark Taylor (Waikato Times)
Garry Frew Memorial for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism
David Ogilvie (Wanganui Chronicle)
Wells SPARC Sports Journalism Scholarship
Michael Burgess (Herald on Sunday) and Andrew Gourdie (TV3)
SPARC Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism
Phil Gifford (Broadcaster and Journalist)
SPARC Sports Journalist of the Year
Brook Sabin (TV3)