Saturday 11 September is the date set for the 2021 young writer conference at the same venue as last year – Living Temple Christian Church (Tugun Baptist).
The young writer ministry was initiated with sports writers in 2009 – a ministry of Press Service International in conjunction with Christian Today.
The five sport writers will once again - send thru for the sport writer panellists - their selected Best Article for the annual Tony Dunkerley Sport Writer Award.
The winners in previous years
2020 - Jeremy Dover
2019 - David Goodwin
2018 - Wes Tronson
2017 - joint - Josh Hinds, David Goodwin, Wes Tronson, Jeremy Dover
2016 - Tim Newman
2015 - David Goodwin
2014 - joint - Annemarie de Villiers, Brad Mills, Wes Tronson, Jeremy Dover,
2013 - Annemarie de Villiers
The current list of sport writer panellists are
Rev Peter Nelson - AIS chaplain Ret
Simon Farrer - Senior Government (Ret)
John Skinner - National Rodeo Judge
Josh Robbie - South Africa
Tim Wilson - Canada
Sport writer subjects
The five sport writers bring a mix of subjects to their readers
Kelly Thompson - Sport programs and Women’s Sports
Jeremy Dover - Olympic type sports
David Goodwin - Cricket philosophy
Wes Tronson - EPL soccer
Phil Hall - Fixture reviews and Cricket
The young writers program was initiated for sport writers way back in 2009 and from there the program has expanded to include Comment, Music, Art, Mission …. today with 110 young people.
Melbourne’s Phil Hall coordinates the five sport writers - send the reminders, edits and regularly selects a photo or does one of his highly acclaimed professional sketches.
The sport articles are published each Wednesday in Christian Today.
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 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 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children