Another glittering event for the Sports Journalists’ Association

After months of careful planning in conjunction with the Sports Journalists’ Association we can conclude another successful gala evening took place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Monday 26 February, to honour those members of the SJA Association. Guests enjoyed a three course meal as Jim Rosenthal compered the glittering night as journalists from a background of writing, broadcasting and photography were applauded for their dedication and expertise.

          • Daniel Taylor, chief football writer for the Guardian and the Observer, was named Sports Writer of the Year for 2017 and also won Football Journalist of the Year, an award sponsored by UEFA Together #WePlayStrong. Richard Conway, of BBC Sports News, was named Broadcast Journalist of the Year while The BBC’s Mark Chapman won the Broadcast Sports Presenter category. The Sun’s Richard Pelham took the award of SJA Sports Photographer of the Year, sponsored by Canon. The Doug Gardner Award, which honours a member of the SJA who has made an outstanding contribution to sports journalism and the Association, went to the SJA’s former chair David Walker.

Sponsored by the National Lottery, the awards were attended by more than 500 guests including 16 places given by the National Lottery to next-generation journalists.

It is always a pleasure to organise the SJA Awards, working closely with our clients in all aspects of the event.