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Past winners of the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

SJA Sports Writer of the Year

Michael Atherton, left, collects the John Bromley Trophy as Sports Writer of the Year for 2011 from Carole Ann Bromley and the SJA President, Sir Michael Parkinson

  • 2012: Paul Hayward
  • 2011: Michael Atherton
  • 2010: Martin Samuel
  • 2009: Michael Atherton
  • 2008: Patrick Collins
  • 2007: Martin Samuel
  • 2006: Martin Samuel
  • 2005: Martin Samuel
  • 2004: Duncan Mackay
  • 2003: Stephen Jones
  • 2002: Patrick Collins
  • 2001: Alan Lee
  • 2000: David Walsh
  • 1999: Kevin Mitchell
  • 1998: Colin Gibson
  • 1997: Patrick Collins
  • 1996: Paul Hayward
  • 1995: Ian Wooldridge
  • 1994: Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1993: Patrick Barclay
  • 1992: Michael Calvin
  • 1991: Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1990: Patrick Collins
  • 1989: Patrick Collins
  • 1988: James Lawton
  • 1987: Ian Wooldridge
  • 1986: Ian Wooldridge
  • 1985: Jeff Powell
  • 1984: Mike Langley
  • 1983: Ronald Atkin
  • 1982: Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1981: Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1979: Hugh McIlvanney
  • 1978: Ian Wooldridge
  • 1977: Frank Keating
  • 1976: Hugh McIlvanney, Ian Wooldridge

SJA Sports Photographer of the Year

The Racing Post’s Edward Whitaker collects the Ed Lacy Trophy as Sports Photographer of the Year for 2011 from the SJA President, Sir Michael Parkinson

  • 2012: Adrian Dennis
  • 2011: Edward Whitaker
  • 2010: Laurence Griffiths
  • 2009: Scott Heavey
  • 2008: Edward Whitaker
  • 2007: Gareth Copley
  • 2006: Stu Forster
  • 2005: Mike Hewitt
  • 2004: Tom Jenkins
  • 2003: Tom Jenkins
  • 2002: Clive Mason
  • 2001: Bob Martin
  • 2000: Toby Melville
  • 1999: Mike King
  • 1998: Mike Hewitt
  • 1997: Russell Cheyne
  • 1996: Clive Brunskill
  • 1995: Dave Joyner
  • 1994: Robert Hallam
  • 1993: Ross Kinnaird
  • 1992: Bob Martin
  • 1991: Chris Cole
  • 1990: David Ashdown
  • 1989: John Evans
  • 1988: Michael Steele
  • 1987: David Ashdown
  • 1986: Norman Lomax
  • 1985: Chris Smith
  • 1984: Eamonn McCabe
  • 1983: Bob Thomas
  • 1982: Chris Smith
  • 1981: Eamonn McCabe
  • 1980: Chris Smith
  • 1979: Eamonn McCabe
  • 1978: Eamonn McCabe
  • 1977: Gerry Cranham
Laurence Griffiths was rightly delighted when he was named Sports Photographer of the Year at our 2010 awards

Laurence Griffiths was rightly delighted when he was named Sports Photographer of the Year at our 2010 awards

Sports Newspaper of the Year

2012 The Times
2011 The Times
2010 The Times

David Walsh collects one of his 2012 SJA prizes, in this case from Sky Sports News's Orla Chennouai

David Walsh collects one of his 2012 SJA prizes, in this case from Sky Sports News’s Orla Chennouai

Feature writer

2012 David Walsh
2011 Matthew Syed
2010 Matthew Syed
2009 Owen Slot
2008 Owen Slot
2007 Matthew Syed
2006 James Lawton
2005 Owen Slot
2004 Donald McRae
2003 Andrew Longmore
2002 Patrick Collins
2001 David Walsh
2000 Ian Chadband
1999 Kevin Mitchell

Columnist

2012 Patrick Collins
2011 Oliver Holt
2010 Michael Atherton
2009 Michael Atherton
2008 Oliver Holt
2007 Simon Barnes
2006 Patrick Collins
2005 James Lawton
2004 Patrick Collins
2003 Brian Reade
2002 Michael Parkinson
2001 Simon Barnes
2000 Patrick Collins
1999 Patrick Collins

Mike Atherton gave his 2009 award acceptance speech as Sports Writer of the Year by satellite link from the latest England cricket tour

Mike Atherton gave his 2009 award acceptance speech as Sports Writer of the Year by satellite link from the latest England cricket tour

Specialist Correspondent

2012 Michael Atherton
2011 Michael Atherton
2010 Henry Winter
2009 Henry Winter
2008 Michael Atherton
2007 Kevin Garside
2006 Doug Gillion
2005 Matt Dickinson
2004 Henry Winter
2003 Brian Doogan
2002 Matt Dickinson
2001 Alan Lee
2000 David Walsh
1999 Paul Mahoney

Those attending our awards were able to enjoy a pre-dinner reception and review some of the stunning winning entries in the SJA British Sports Photography Awards

Those attending our awards were able to enjoy a pre-dinner reception and review some of the stunning winning entries in the SJA British Sports Photography Awards

Sports News Reporter

2012 David Walsh
2011 Paul Kelso
2010 Neil Ashton
2009 David Conn
2008 Rob Draper
2007 Neil Harman
2006 Adrian Warner
2005 Rob Draper
2004 David Conn
2003 Joe Melling
2002 Not awarded
2001 Owen Slot
2000 Owen Slot
1999 Mihir Bose

Neil Ashton receives his Sports News Reporter award for 2010 from doyen of the "rotters", John Jackson

Neil Ashton receives his Sports News Reporter award for 2010 from doyen of the “rotters”, John Jackson

Scoop of the Year

(Previously “Sports News Story”)

2012 Lawrence Booth
2011 Mark Souster
2010 Mazher Mahmood
2009 Paul Kelso
2008 Rob Draper and Daniel King
2007 David Norrie
2006 Stephen Jones
2005 Rob Beasley
2004 Duncan Mackay
2003 Not awarded
2002 Harry Harris
2001 John Goodbody
2000 Mark Reason
1999 Matt Dickinson

Regional Sportswriter

2012 Jon Colman
2011 Jon Colman
2010 Martin Smith
2009 Mike Aitken
2008 Jon Colman
2007 Mike Aitken
2006 Doug Gillon
2005 Martin Smith
2004 Jeremy Wilson
2003 Martin Smith
2002 Doug Gillon
2001 John Gibson
2000 Graham Redfearn and Maggie Stratton
1999 John Gibson

Young Sports Writer

The Telegraph's Oliver Brown receives the Young Sports Writer award for 2009 from Sarah Wooldridge and Jeff Stelling

The Telegraph’s Oliver Brown receives the Young Sports Writer award for 2009 from Sarah Wooldridge and Jeff Stelling

The Ian Wooldridge Award

2012 Martha Kelner
2011 Jonathan Liew
2010 Oliver Brown
2009 Oliver Brown
2008 Emma John
2007 Oliver Brown

Doug Gardner Award

for Services to Sports Journalism

2012 Barry Newcombe
2011 John Samuel
2010 Patrick Eagar
2009 Hugh McIlvanney
2008 Ian Cole
2007 Chris Smith
2006 Bill Colwill, OBE
2005 David Welch
2004 Morley Myers
2003 Monte Fresco
2002 Stewart Fraser
2001 Ian Wooldridge
2000 David Miller
1999 John Bromley, OBE
1998 Trevor Bond
1997 Bill Bateson
1996 Ken Jones
1995 Alan Weeks
1992 Tom Clarke
1991 David Hunn
1990 Dr Malcolm Brodie, MBE
1989 Terry O’Connor

Hugh McIlvanney received a standing ovation from his peers when he went up to collect the Doug Gardner Award for services to sports journalism from the SJA President, Sir Michael Parkinson

Hugh McIlvanney received a standing ovation from his peers when he went up to collect the Doug Gardner Award for services to sports journalism from the SJA President, Sir Michael Parkinson

Sports Broadcaster

2012 Clare Balding
2011 Mark Pougatch
2010 Jonathan Overend
2009 Jeff Stelling
2008 Jeff Stelling
2007 Jeff Stelling
2006 Jeff Stelling
2005 Jeff Stelling

Cartoonist

2012 Matt Pritchett
2011 Nick Newman
2010 Kerber and Black
2009 Paul Wood
2008 Nick Newman
2007 Nick Newman
2006 Kerber and Black
2005 Nick Newman

Broadcasting success: the SJA recognises excellence in sports broadcasting, with Clare Balding being named as the 2012 Sports Broadcaster of the Year at our Sports Journalism Awards, here presented with her trophy by the British Paralympic Association's Tim Hollingsworth

Broadcasting success: the SJA recognises excellence in sports broadcasting, with Clare Balding being named as the 2012 Sports Broadcaster of the Year at our Sports Journalism Awards, here presented with her trophy by the British Paralympic Association’s Tim Hollingsworth

SportsBetting Writer

2012 Ed Hawkins
2011 Ed Hawkins
2010 Ed Hawkins
2009 Steve Palmer
2008 Steve Palmer

Radio Sports Programme

2012 Test Match Special (BBC)
2011 BBC 5 Live – Depression in Cricket
2010 Test Match Special (BBC)

TV Sports Programme

2012 London Olympics (BBC)
2011 Test Cricket (Sky Sports)
2010 Test Cricket (Sky Sports)

This picture from the Hungarian Grand Prix got Paul Gilham on the SJA's winner's rostrum in 2010

This picture from the Hungarian Grand Prix got Paul Gilham on the SJA’s winner’s rostrum in 2010

Sports Picture

2012 Andrew Boyers
2011 John Sibley
2010 Paul Gilham
2009 Gareth Copley
2008 Clive Mason
2007 Carl Recine
2006 Not awarded
2005 David Ashdown
2004 Darren Staples
2003 Mark Robinson
2002 Not awarded
2001 Mike King
2000 Russell Cheyne
1999 Ross Kinnaird

The work of Eddie Keogh from Reuters, such as this picture of judges during the European gymnastics championships, as a competitor performs a somersault, regularly featured in the SJA Sports Photography Awards

The work of Eddie Keogh from Reuters, such as this picture of judges during the European gymnastics championships, as a competitor performs a somersault, regularly featured in the SJA Sports Photography Awards

Sports News Picture

2012 Richard Heathcote
2011 Mark Robinson
2010 Eddie Keogh
2009 Eddie Keogh
2008 Marc Aspland
2007 Marc Aspland
2006 Alex Livesey
2005 David Ashdown
2004 Tom Jenkins
2003 Dave Rogers
2002 Mark Leech
2001 Nick Potts
2000 Toby Melville
1999 Hugh Routledge

Specialist Sports Portfolio

2012 Philip Brown
2011 Edward Whitaker
2010 Carl de Souza
2009 Toby Melville
2008 Edward Whitaker
2007 Gareth Copley
2006 Edward Whitaker
2005 Tom Shaw
2004 Leo Mason
2003 Tom Jenkins
2002 Clive Mason
2001 Stephen Hird
2000 Brandon Malone

Former culture minister Tessa Jowell MP preesents the 2011 Sports Broadcaster prize to the BBC's Mark Pougatch

Former culture minister Tessa Jowell MP preesents the 2011 Sports Broadcaster prize to the BBC’s Mark Pougatch

Sports Picture Portfolio

2012 Eddie Keogh
2011 Tom Jenkins
2010 Laurence Griffiths
2009 Scott Heavey
2008 Matt Dunham
2007 Paul Gilham
2006 Stu Forster
2005 Mike Hewitt
2004 Tom Jenkins
2003 Clive Mason
2002 Mike Hewitt
2001 Bob Martin
2000 Toby Melville
1999 Mike King

Discontinued categories

Interviewer

2012 Oliver Brown
2011 Donald McRae
2010 Donald McRae
2009 Donald McRae
2008 Paul Kimmage
2007 Paul Kimmage
2006 Paul Kimmage
2005 Paul Kimmage
2004 Paul Kimmage
2003 David Walsh

Sports Diarist

2009 David Hills
2008 David Hills
2007 Charles Sale
2006 Alan Hubbard
2005 Charles Sale
2004 Alan Hubbard
2003 Charles Sale

Internet Sports Writer

2011 Nick Harris
2010 Nick Harris
2009 equal first: Kevin Eason and Duncan Mackay
2008 John Hopkins
2007 Matt Slater

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