The Sports Journalists’ Association are pleased to announce an extension of our major partnership with European Professional Club Rugby.
EPCR will again sponsor the Rugby Union Journalist of the Year award at the 2018 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards.
Peter Jackson, chairman of writing judges, said: ‘’European Professional Club Rugby’s sponsorship has been welcomed with open arms by everyone in sports journalism. As the organiser of all three European club competitions, their support enhances the status of the Rugby Union Writer of the Year award, a feat in itself.’’
The specialist rugby union award was introduced in 2014. This year’s winner was Owen Slot of The Times (pictured above left with EPCR chairman Simon Halliday), following in the footsteps of colleague Stephen Jones.
The 2018 edition of the awards ceremony will be on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.
2017 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards
EPCR to sponsor rugby union writer award