M V Tronson said that this program is starting on the ground floor, and the only way is up. He believes it is "a first" in the Christian world, for:
o a daily sports news column in an on-line Christian news publication
o the utilisation of a regular team of sports writers
o the development of an annual 'mini-conference' dedicated to sports writers.
He, himself, kicked off the daily sports reports in February, with a hugely successful first article featuring Margaret Court – a former grand slam tennis women's ace and now Christian minister - presenting the Australian Women's Open trophy after the new arena was opened: 'Margaret Court Arena'.
Within a fortnight he had recruited his son, Wesley Tronson, writing on Wednesdays as a specialist writer on soccer, as Wesley had been a member of Manchester Juniors when he was living in England in recent years. It was the only English soccer team to have won any European Tournament (in Prague) in that calendar year. He is now continuing his banking career back here in Australia after seven years' away.
The daily sports news continued to establish itself and M V Tronson sought the Lord's wisdom and developed a team of volunteer 'young people' sports writers. Three additional sports news writers came on board by the end of March.
Clayton Hinds, who now lives in Townsville Qld, has previously spent eighteen months in Ghana, Africa as a short term missionary. He writes on Fridays about the NRL, the Super 14 and Cricket.
Jeremy Dover is a fresh new Presbyterian Minister in Melbourne and a former Marathon Runner and Iron Man Triathlete; he writes on Thursdays about AFL and other sports.
Rosemary Timmins is a student at Bond University studying journalism and is originally from Melbourne. She writes on Tuesday on all sports.
Mark Tronson from Tweed Heads NSW is hoping to get a series of occasional guest writers for the Monday article, which he is writing in the interim.
The future direction of this sports news, as well as a consistent and workable philosophy, will be discussed at a 'Sports Writers' mini-conference planned for mid-June on the Gold Coast. Sydney executives from Christian Today Australia will be in attendance, and the sports writers are becoming quite excited by this up coming event.