Times wins media gongs
Being a current player in the SBL and winning a journalism award is pretty cool to think about as well. -Kate Fielding
The South Western Times featured prominently in the media category of the 2018 Basketball WA awards gala night in Perth earlier this month.
Journalist Kate Fielding was awarded Best Print and/or Electronic Story for her human interest story on Slammers men’s import Clive Weeden.
Fielding, a stalwart of the Slammers women’s team, was humbled by the recognition.
“I feel really honoured to win this award,” she said.
“Especially because the story combines two of my favourite things in writing and basketball, so it’s pretty cool to be able to do that.
“But I can’t take all the credit, Clive’s story is a really interesting and inspiring one so I’m not surprised people enjoyed reading about him. “I just feel privileged to be able to share and tell his story and do it justice. Being a current player in the SBL and winning a journalism award is pretty cool to think about as well.”
Outgoing South Western Times sports journalist Mitchell Woodcock regained the SBL Journalist of the Year award from Justin Fris, who recently transferred to the Times from the Geraldton Guardian.