Greig heralds great career with Scots prize

Martin Greig, a football writer at The Herald in Glasgow, has won the Jim Rodger Memorial Award for the best young sports journalist in Scotland.

The award was set up five years ago in memory of journalist Jim Rodger and is open to sports journalists aged under 35 working in the Scottish regional press.

Greig, hailed “an outstanding sports journalist” by the judges, wins a trophy and a cheque for £1,000.

The judges said: “Martin’s articles on the lead-up to the European Championship match with Italy – and the aftermath of Scotland’s failure to qualify – illustrated his ability to portray the sense of occasion in a beautifully-descriptive way … in a mercifully, cliche-free style of writing which is refreshing and, above all, entertaining to read.”

The judging panel this year comprised Morag Gray, director of the British Horseracing Authority, Geoff Webster of BBC Scotland Sport and former Daily Record chief reporter Gordon Airs.

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