2018 Gordon Award Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 4th Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year.

The award celebrates the distinguished career of journalist, war correspondent, editor and sports writer Harry Gordon. Find out more about Harry Gordon here.

The winner will be announced at the 2018 Quills dinner on Friday 15 March 2018. Tickets can be booked here.




The 2018 Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year finalists are listed alphabetically by surname. Please note that some work submitted with entries - including print materials - may not be included below.


Chris Barrett, The Sydney Morning Herald, for coverage of the cricket ball-tampering scandal

'Warner led the cheating conspiracy', SMH, 27 March 2018 (print)

'Used and abused, David Warner was attack dog for a team out of control', SMH, 30 March 2018

'How Smith took ownership of ball tampering affair when CA didn't', SMH, 30 October 2018

'How phone call from Cricket NSW chairman led to David Peever's demise', SMH, 1 November 2018


Andrew Rule, Herald Sun, for his biography of Winx

Winx Allen & Unwin publisher page

Andrew Rule explains the magic of Winx, 3AW interview, 22 October 2018


Leo Schlink, Herald Sun, for his coverage of the Aquanita Doping Scandal

'The Big Fix', Herald Sun, 21 February 2018 (print)

'Accused race doping trainers’ messages expose', Herald Sun, 20 February 2018

'Leo Schlink: Damning text messages paint disturbing picture of alleged horse doping', Herald Sun, 20 February 2018

'"Hard to cheat here": Texts reveal brazen alleged doping under noses of race officials', Herald Sun, 20 February 2018


Andrew Webster, The Sydney Morning Herald,

'Second-chance saloon: The haven where retired racehorses are helping save lives', SMH, 11-12 August 2018

'Death threats, relentless flak force Cecchin to quit NRL', SMH, 3 August 2018

'Olympic salute', SMH, 28-29 April 2018

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