2017 Tony Dunkerley Sport Writers Award presented by Ron Ross – the 4 winners David Goodwin, Jeremy Dover, Josh Hinds, Wes Tronson
Jeremy Dover, David Goodwin, Wes Tronson, Josh Hinds and Phil Hall are our sport writers, who week at a time, each write a sport article once every five weeks.
They are compete for the annual Tony Dunkerely 'Sport Writers Award' which last year (2017) saw a four way draw with Jeremy, Josh, David and Wes taking the honours.
Previous winners of the Sport Writers awards
2013 Anne-Marie de Villiers, 2014 Brad Mills, Anne Marie and Wes Tronson (a draw of three), 2015 David Goodwin and 2016 Tim Newman.
Jeremy Dover is a sport scientist, a pastor, a teacher and an author and writes on sport agendas along with Olympic sports. David Goodwin is an editor, a writer, an author and writers on cricket. Wes Tronson is a bank manager who spent 7 years in the UK in soccer and banking and specialises in the EPL, Josh Hinds is a school chaplain and an experienced international sports writer. Phil Hall is a theology student.
Their articles -
Jeremy Dover - http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/jeremy-dover.html
David Goodwin - http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/david-goodwin1.html
Josh Hinds and David Goodwin at the 2017 young writers conference
PSI - Press Service International – Christian Today
The young writer program is coordinated by PSI in conjunction with Christian Today with 85 young writers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
These young writers are published once every 5 weeks with 10 articles a year, submitting 'comment' pieces on a wide range of subjects. Published in Christian Today which is part of CMCI which has 100 mast heads around the world conveying Christian news along with specific publishing programs such as our young writers.
This is giving these young people a voice into the international marketplace of ideas. Young people between the ages of 18-30 are invited into the program and once these young writers hit 30 they are welcomed to continue to 35 whereupon, they might become 'senior writers'.
Last year, former WIN4 sport editor then missionary 79 year old Ron Ross presented the sport awards and spoke of the 2013 young writers conference where Tony Dunkerley spoke on ESPP -
Ron addressed these four in the light of his life time in journalism and serving in the middle east where he was head of an international Christian media agency.
Ron Ross addressing the 2017 young writers awards
It was in 2009 that Christian Today asked Dr Mark Tronson the founder of the young writers program to add to his daily article a sport article. Instead he found five young sport writers to engage in a weekly sport article.
Those five were Jeremy Dover, Clayton Hinds, Rosie Robinson, Wes Tronson and Josh Hinds.
This sport award is named after Mr Tony Dunkerly spoke at several young writer conferences, a soccer tragic coaching Victorian under age teams, Under 21's and assistance coach to the Joeys. Tony Dunkerley came on many Country Town Tours.
Wes Tronson interviewed by Russell Modlin at the 2017 young writers conference
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. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at