Times wins me­dia gongs

South Western Times - - Sport -

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.

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