2019 Gordon Finalists

The 2019 Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year finalists are presented alphabetically by surname below. Please note that some work submitted with entries - including print materials - may not be included.

Judges for the 2019 award were celebrated sports journalist Louise Evans OAM, double Perkin award winner Andrew Rule, and ABC Offsiders host and prominent sports commentator Kelli Underwood.

The winner will be announced at the 2019 Quill Awards Dinner on Friday 6 March 2020. Tickets can be booked here.



Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend Magazine, for excellence in sports feature writing

“Return Serve”, Good Weekend, 19 January 2019
“Brain Storm”, Good Weekend, 16 March 2019
“Perfect Pitch”, Good Weekend, 6 July 2019
“Tough Call”, Good Weekend, 21 September 2019
“Marlion’s Chance”, Good Weekend, 16 November 2019


Jake Niall, The Age, for diverse AFL coverage

“Mumford's hell: the story behind infamous snorting video”, The Age, 15 February 2019
“David Teague appointed Carlton coach”, The Age, 14 August 2019
“How does Scott Pendlebury stop time?”, The Age, 4 September 2019
“Joe Daniher tells Essendon he wants to be traded to Sydney”, The Age, 5 October 2019
“How private schools have taken over the AFL”, The Age, 23 November 2019


Mark Robinson, Herald Sun, for exceptional AFL reporting and commentary

“He’d do anything for his beloved Saints”, Herald Sun, 5 June 2019
“Footy’s Gambling Epidemic”, Herald Sun, 8 June 2019
“Any danger?”, Herald Sun, 10 August 2019
“It’s good to hear your voice, Gill”, Herald Sun, 19 June 2019
“Lost and found”, Herald Sun, 21 September 2019


Leo Schlink, Herald Sun, for investigative sport writing

“Jig is Up”, Herald Sun, 31 January 2019
“LA Champ”, Herald Sun, 10 June 2019
“I Was Riding for Him”, Herald Sun, 1 September 2019
"Darren Weir charged, issued show cause notice by stewards in ‘jiggers’ probe", Herald Sun, 1 February 2019
“Part III: The love returns and our Ash rules over the tennis world”, Herald Sun, 1 July 2019


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