Sport writer Jeremy Dover from Melbourne has won the 2020 Basil Sellers Award presented at the annual young writers conference on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The Awards are presented at 4.00pm of the conference each year – there are a number of awards but with Covid 19 restrictions many were unable to attend in 2020.
Each Sport writer in the Press Service International program in conjunction with Christian Today sent in their BEST article for the five Panellists to mark out of 25 - the 25 mark was chosen as in previous years there have been too many multiple winners out of 10 marks.
The Sport Writer Panellists
Peter Nelson - ret AIS and Olympic Chaplain
Simon Farrerr - ret Governemnt
Josh Robbie - South Africa
Tim Wilson - Canada
John Skinner - Aust Rodea Judge
The five Sport writers each write one article in the 5 Week Cycles - Phil Hall is the sport writer editor.
Jeremy Dover is a former sports scientist and Pastor. He is currently engaged in Christian School ministry and has been a stalwart of the Press Service International program since its inception in 2009. He is a previous Sport Writer winner in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2020.
Jeremy Dover's previous articles may be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/jeremy-dover1.html
3.4 points between the 5 sport writers
There was only 3.4 points between the five sport writers – when one considers the panellists marked out of 25 points, this illustrated the excellence of our five sport writers.
As a result all five received a 2020 award.
Phil Hall - Sport Tronson Award
Wes Tronson - Sport Analytical Award
Travis Barnes and Davod Goodwin – Sport Theology Award
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 45 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 45 years with 4 children and 6 grand children