Konrad Marshall of Good Weekend magazine has won the 2019 Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year for a diverse portfolio of feature pieces.
The judges said of his work:
Konrad Marshall’s extraordinary and varied storytelling in 2019 was news breaking, memorable and beautifully crafted. He revealed why Rod Laver has returned to public life after overcoming tragedy and near death. His profile of Ellyse Perry explored how one of the world’s best female cricketers remains balanced, and he expertly unravelled the inside story behind Richmond player Marlion Pickett and one of the greatest ever AFL grand final debuts.
The winning entry
'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
Please note: the above links may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.
Jake Niall, The Age
Mark Robinson, Herald Sun
Leo Schlink, Herald Sun