The 2019 Tony Dunkerley sport young writer award was awarded on Saturday at the Press Service International (PSI) young writers annual conference at the Craigieburn Salvation Army in Melbourne.
The Sport Young Writer Panellists marked all the sport articles over the first six months of this year – the Panellists were
Rev Peter Nelson - Batemans Bay
Simon Farrer - Melbourne
John Skinner - Warwick
Josh Robbie - South Africa
Tim Wilson - Canada
These sport panellists have been marking the sport articles since 2013 with much aplomb. Peter Nelson 30 years AIS chaplain, Simon Farrer a retired senior Government senior officer, John Skinner a national rodeo judge, Josh Robbie and Tim the international panellist components.
2019 Sport writer winner
David Goodwin is the former Editor of The Salvation Army’s magazine, War Cry. He is also a cricket tragic, and an unapologetic geek.
David Goodwin archive of articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/david-goodwin.html
The late Tony Dunkerley a former Victoria Football President, Australian Joeys Assistance Coach, Australian Under Age Football Coach, Victorian Under 21 and Junior aged coach. Tony came with the outreach team on numerous Country Town Tours speaking at sport rallies, schools, service clubs … Tony spoke at numerous young writer conferences.
Previous Sport Writer winners
2018 - Wes Tronson
2017 - Josh Hinds, Jeremy Dover, David Goodwin, Wes Tronson
2016 - Tim Newman
2015 - David Goodwin
2014 - Brad Mills, Wes Tronson, Anna de Villiers
2013 - Anna de Villiers
2019 Chairman’s Awards
The Chairman’s award is a fifth award each year by Dr Mark Tronson (Chairman of Well-Being Australia) for someone who is demonstrating ‘something other’ to the young writer program.
Chairman’s Award - (articles hyperlinked)
New Zealand 18-30 - Manuele Teofilo
Australia - Lucy Miles
Manual Teofilo has cerebral palsy and plays a significant role with the Kiwi young writers in month about sending the daily Kiwi article to NZ Christian media.
Lucy Miles a young 18 year old travelled to Switzerland for three months with YWAM for Discipleship Training School and is returning in October for a YWAM leadership course and then taking a leadership role.
The Chairman’s Awards have had a rich history - previous winners
2018 - Kristen Dang – Adelaide
2017 - Bonnie Dowie and Sam Gillespie
2016 - Justin Monaghan - Adelaide
2015 - Russell Modlin
Brisbane’s Bridget Brenton was again the official video producer and the finished product for the 2019 conference will be highlighted next week.
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 http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
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