2019 Quills: Sports Feature

Konrad Marshall of Good Weekend magazine won the 2019 Sports Feature Quillfor "Brain Storm: The concussion class action that could punch a hole in Aussie rules football".

Judges' citation

In a field of outstanding entries in this category, Konrad Marshall’s feature on sports concussion challenged common perceptions about a complex issue, giving readers a balanced understanding beyond the sad personal stories of aging athletes. The piece forensically examined scientific, regulatory and legal issues facing impact sports worldwide, and revealed exclusive medical findings. A compelling read.

The winning entry

'Brain Storm', Good Weekend magazine, 16 March 2019

Other finalists

Greg Baum, The Age, The Art of Reverse Swing

Michael Gleeson, The Age, How The AFL Dropped The Ball

Jake Niall, The Age, How private schools have taken over the path to AFL 


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