Colman and Powell win top regional honours

Colman: multiple award-winner

SJA members Jon Colman and David Powell dominated the sports prizes at today’s Regional Press Awards in London, between them winning the daily and the weekly sportswriter categories.

Powell, the former Times athletics correspondent, now writes a weekly column for his local paper near his new home, the North Devon Journal.

Carlisle-based Colman, a past winner of the SJA’s Regional Sportswriter Award, today was runner-up to Powell in the weekly category, but won the daily sportswriter category for his work on the News & Star.

The awards are run by the Society of Editors, in partnership with HoldtheFrontPage, the Newspaper Society, the Press Association and the Journalists’ Charity, with the ceremony being held today at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank.

Hosted by radio presenter Nick Ferrari, the awards coincide with the Newspaper Society AGM and Local Newspaper Week 2011.

For more details and the full list of winners, click here.


Fri May 20: SJA Cricket Day, Whitgift School, South Croydon. Informal get-together at the Surrey v Essex county game. Click here for more details.

Mon Sep 12: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC. Click here for more details and to book yourself in for the day.

Wed Dec 7: SJA 2011 British Sports Awards – note the date in your diary now.

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