Peter Bowker, the writer of the TV movie Marvellous, and who was honoured at last December’s SJA British Sports Awards, has been in the prizes again, at this week’s Royal Television Society Awards.
Bowker was named as the winner of “Best Writer – Drama” for Marvellous, the comedic and touching account of the life of Neil Baldwin, who came to particular prominence when he was made kit man at Stoke City by Lou Macari.
The SJA was delighted that Baldwin, Macari and Bowker were all able to attend our Sports Awards last year. And the packed audience was more than amused when Baldwin took to the stage with our chairman, David Walker, and presenter Jim Rosenthal, dressed in a bright yellow chicken suit.
Other notable awards at the RTS this week included Gary Neville winning best sports presenter, and Sky Sports taking the best sports programme for their coverage of the Ryder Cup.
- The SJA’s own British Sports Journalism Awards, including broadcasting categories, are being staged in London on Monday, Mar 23. For the full list of short-listed entries, click here
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UPCOMING SJA EVENTS
Mon Mar 23: SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by BT Sport, at the Grand Connaught Rooms. Details of how to book your tickets can be found here
Wed, Apr 1: BT Sport/SJA lunch with Olympic champion rower Andrew Triggs Hodge. Booking details here
Mon Apr 13: SJA Spring Golf Day, Wimbledon Park GC. Booking details here
Mon Sep 14: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill Golf Club