Tim Newman of Christchurch won the 2016 The Tony Dunkerley Sport Writer Award at the Press Service International (PSI) young writers conference in Sydney on the weekend, while Andrew Sinclair the Basil Sellers International young writers award.
The Press Service International program sees a wide range of young writer's articles published in 'Christian Today' - part of CMCI – Christian Media Corporation International, the largest Christian news provider around the world.
Tim Newman's Sport articles marked by the Panellists
Peter Nelson - AIS Chaplain 27 years, Dual Olympic Chaplain, Canberra
Simon Farrer - Retired Government, now a Secondary Teacher, Melbourne
David Burr - Sport lover, Barrister, Melbourne
Andrew Bennett - Fmr Ch 10 PR Head, NSW Jnr Cricketer of the Year, now Mole Creek (Tenterfield),
Tim Wilson - YWAM 9 years, Corporate Canada 5 years, now to Seminary in LA
Tony Dunkerley Award
The late Tony Dunkerley passed to Glory in December 2014. Since 1984 he and Dr Mark Tronson the Australian cricket team chaplain (17 years to 2001) teamed up and developed Country Town Tours with elite athletes and coaches to rural Australia as role models. Tony Dunkerley went on many such CTT's.
Tony Dunkerley was the Commissioner for Football (Soccer) for Youth over many years, the President of the Victorian Football Association and had coached many junior and Under 21 Victorian football teams.
He attended several young writers conferences in Australia and New Zealand where he addressed the young writers on potential, mentoring and goals. Tony Dunkerley was an inspiration to all those who heard him speak, and his input into young men's lives (in particular) remains paramount in their development.
The Young Writers are delighted they can honour his name and ministry to them with the annual Tony Dunkerley Sport Award.
The Tony Dunkerley Sport Winners
2013 - Annemarie de Villiers – Melbourne
2014 - Brad Mills – Auckland, Wesley Tronson – Gold Coast, Annemarie de Villiers - Melbourne
2015 - David Goodwin - Melbourne
2016 - Tim Newman - Christchurch
Tim Newman lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is a keen sports fan, particularly following Rugby and American Football.
Tim Newman's previous sport articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/tim-newman.html
Basil Sellers International Award - 2nd year
There are seventeen international young writers from across the world whose articles are listed in Week 1 of the 5 week Cycle in the Press Service International writer program. Last year it was a joint award, Paul Lewis (West Indies) and Genevieve Wilson (Canada).
Andrew Sinclair from Christchurch is studying theology at SMBC in Sydney and he was housed in the international's Week 1 as he was outside New Zealand.
Andrew Sinclair's articles in the International section
10.6.16 - If church had marshmallows
6.5.16 - God wants you to be miserable―and other lies
28.3.16 - How do we know heaven is real?
25.2.16 - Has Facebook changed Friendship?
22.1.16 - Is Jesus the answer?
The International young writers Panellists were
Dr Vic Matthews - Moruya
Rev Euan McDonald - Brisbane
Dr Nathanael Yates - Perth
Dr Deidre Tronson - Sydney
Sophia Sinclair - PSI Chief Editor
Daniel Stott - Melbourne
The international young writers are from England, West Indies, USA, Canada, South Africa, China and Mozambique.
Andrew Sinclair is a Kiwi living in Sydney, Australia with his wife Sophia and their son Guy. He is studying theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Andrew Sinclair's previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/andrew-sinclair.html
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html