Addy takes home awards

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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.

Pic­ture: BRETT COSTELLO

TOP CHANCE: Aus­tralia’s Lu­cas Her­bert, pic­tured in ac­tion at the Aus­tralian Open in Syd­ney this year, is ready for an­other tilt at the Vic Open in Fe­bru­ary.

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