Addy takes home awards
THE Geelong Advertiser has been recognised as the best daily coverage of community football for the second straight year after yesterday’s AFL Victoria Media Awards.
The Addy was up against a number of highly credentialed daily publications, but was picked on top for the second straight season for its 2018 coverage of local GFL, BFL and GDFL football.
It was one of three awards the Addy sports team collected, with journalist Damien Ractliffe taking out best state league print/online feature story for his piece on Geelong Falcons’ premiership tribute to Amy Gorell, while photographer David Smith won best community football character photo in which he captured the despair of Leopold following its straight sets GFL finals exit.
The team also received eight other short-listed nominations.
Addy editor Liam Houlihan thanked AFL Victoria for giving the Geelong Advertiser the back-to-back honours.
“Anyone involved in competitive sport in the Geelong region knows just how high quality and comprehensive the Addy’s coverage is,” Houlihan said.
“This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and insight of sports editor Nick Wade and his hardworking team as well as photographers like David Smith, who are driven by a passion to capture that perfect dramatic image.
“Congratulations to Damien Ractliffe as well on his poignant feature on the late Amy Gorell and her beloved Falcons.” A MAN who had been relaying information to bookmakers while watching the first Test has been evicted from Adelaide Oval. The man has since been banned for three years from attending all matches under CA’s jurisdiction.
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