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NZFMA Awards – 2014

NZFMA Awards – 2014

By on Nov 11, 2015 in Awards - NZFMA, News, Previous Events | 0 comments

Programme of the Year Winner: Waitemata edited by Mark Reid Highly Commended: Hawke’s Bay United edited by Matthew Hastings, Papatoetoe produced by Andrew Kirk & Dana Jenkins Waitemata have won this award for the first time, after being finalists last year. First presented in 1980, Programme of the Year was won by Gisborne City for the first eight years (1980-87) and then Napier City Rovers for the next 11 (1988-1999, shared with Hutt Valley United in 1992). Napier also won in 2011 for the 12th time, extending the club’s record in this category. Judge: Jeremy Ruane (Former Regional-Community Writer, Programme and Publication of the Year winner) Judge’s comments: “The standard was generally very good. Programmes are often a labour of love for their producers, some of whom go to great lengths to deliver a product which merits retaining. “A programme is a club’s key communication tool and while the focus will obviously be on the first team, the likes of the over-35s and juniors should also be covered, while a player profile or two and a nod to the opposition never goes amiss. “Another preference is to have easy access to team line-ups, ideally on one page, and preferably on the back cover or as one of the centre pages, with league tables and the day’s other fixtures directly opposite if the latter approach is employed. “Today’s technology enables plenty of use of colour and photography, and the majority of entries ticked these boxes. Ngaruawahia United, in particular, impressed in these fields, as did WaiBOP United, whose variety of columns – book reviews and historical perspectives, for example – showed a willingness to think outside the square and offer more in ‘The Range’ than found in your average A5 matchday reading. “Some entries offered something novel – Seatoun’s cheeky humour and Manurewa’s kitchen menu, complete with photos of selected items on sale, caught the eye in this regard. Cambridge presented a top-notch junior directory, while Petone impressed with their efforts to embrace all areas of the club and the wider community via newsletters and a wall calendar, in addition to their matchday programmes. “Hawke’s Bay’s United Review is a decent read and Matt Hastings’ Football Talk column was always...

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NZFMA Awards – 2013

NZFMA Awards – 2013

By on Nov 7, 2014 in Awards - NZFMA, News, Previous Events | 0 comments

The New Zealand Football Media Association award winners have been announced at a dinner at Auckland Grammar organised by Friends of Football in conjunction with New Zealand Football and the NZFMA. The winners are: Programme of the Year – WaiBOP United edited by Dwayne Barlow and Josh Easby Publication of the Year – Soccer by the Silverstream: 100 Years of Soccer on the Taieri by Cliff Anderson Writer of the Year – Michael Burgess (Herald on Sunday) Regional-Community Writer of the Year – Jeremy Ruane (www.ultimatenzsoccer.com) Photographer of the Year – Andrew Cornaga (Photosport) Audio Broadcaster of the Year – Jason Pine (The Radio Network) Television Broadcaster of the Year – Andrew Gourdie (TV3) Further enquiries can be directed to NZFMA awards convenor Simon Kay, email simonkay@xtra.co.nz   Programme of the Year Winner: WaiBOP United edited by Dwayne Barlow and Josh Easby Highly Commended: Petone edited by Steve Minogue, Waitemata edited by Mark Reid WaiBOP United have won this category in the first year of the team’s existence. Petone were last year’s winners. First awarded in 1980, Programme of the Year was won by Gisborne City for the first eight years (1980-87) and then Napier City Rovers for the next 11 (1988-1999, shared with Hutt Valley United in 1992). Napier also won in 2011 for the 12th time, extending the club’s record. Judge: Simon Kay (Former Writer of the Year) Judge’s comments: “The standard for this year was extremely high and narrowing all the entries down to a top three was extremely difficult. Ellerslie, Ngaruawahia, Cambridge and Napier City Rovers all submitted excellent programmes and only narrowly missed making the finalists. “Waitemata’s full colour 32-page programme clearly requires a phenomenal amount of work to put together and includes match reports for the first team (complete with statistics) and other sides, with a copious number of photos. “Petone again produced an outstanding entry and must be frontrunners in the way they communicate and market themselves, with their Code Blue newsletter for members, and Old Timers, Past Players and Sponsors newsletter. As well as all the usual programme elements done to a high standard, Petone also feature stories by John Bradbury profiling life members or recounting the club’s history, and Sam...

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NZFMA Awards – 2012

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The NZFMA media award winners for the 2012 calendar year have been decided. They are: Programme of the Year – Petone, edited by Steve Minogue Publication of the Year – Strength In Unity, edited by Jeremy Ruane Writer of the Year – Michael Burgess (Herald on Sunday) Regional-Community Writer of the Year – Phillip Rollo (Waimea Weekly) Photographer of the Year – Andrew Cornaga (Photosport) Audio Broadcaster of the Year – Jason Pine (The Radio Network) Television Broadcaster of the Year – Gordon Glen Watson   Programme of the Year Winner: Petone. Highly Commended: Auckland City, Ngaruawahia, Cambridge. This is the first time Petone have won this category. First awarded in 1980, Programme of the Year was won by Gisborne City for the first eight years (1980-87) and then Napier City Rovers for the next 11 (1988-1999, shared with Hutt Valley United in 1992). Napier also won last year for the 12th time, extending the club’s record in this category. Judge: Simon Kay (Former Writer of the Year) Judge’s comments: “All programmes should supply most, if not all, of the following: Team lists, results, league tables, columns from the chairman, coach and/or manager. I looked for programmes which did the standard things better than most and then delivered even more. Some entries were particularly strong in certain areas – Western Springs, for example, was extremely well designed. Massey University’s entry was notable for the only programmes which included a quiz and a map from the ground to the pub for the after-match. “Auckland City produced a quality programme, with all the usual content done to a high standard, plus a player poster and profile. Ngaruawahia had plenty of photos, including of the opposition, and historic results and photos from previous games against that weekend’s opponents, plus a quirky column from Ryan Kerr-Bell. Cambridge again submitted a strong, well edited entry, continuing the concept of focusing on sides other than the first team, complete with pen portraits of each player as part of a good editorial mix. “But Petone ticked all the boxes with their 24-page programmes: good covers, quality paper, action photos, well edited, a chairman’s column that steered clear of the usual cliches. It had things most or...

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NZFMA Awards – 2011

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The NZFMA media awards for the 2011 calendar year were presented as part of the New Zealand Football awards at SkyCity in Hamilton. The NZFMA winners are: Programme of the Year – Napier City Rovers Publication of the Year – The Waikato Chronicles, by Bruce Holloway Writer of the Year – Tony Smith (Christchurch Press) Regional-Community Writer of the Year – Anendra Singh (Hawke’s Bay Today) Photographer of the Year – Shane Wenzlick (Phototek) Radio Broadcaster of the Year – Jason Pine (The Radio Network) Television Broadcaster of the Year – Gordon Glen Watson (Glenstrae Media) Jim McMullan Service to Football Award – Dave Maisey   Programme of the Year Winner: Napier City Rovers This is the 12th time Napier City Rovers have claimed this award, extending the club’s record in this category. This year’s win comes 12 years after Napier’s last. First awarded in 1980, Programme of the Year was won by Gisborne City for the first eight years (1980-87) and then Napier City Rovers for the next 11 (1988-1999, shared with Hutt Valley United in 1992). Judge: Glen Price (former owner and editor of Soccer Talk magazine, former Publication of the Year winner) Judge’s comments: “I looked for content, league tables, results and fixtures. My overall winner was Napier City Rovers. Their covers had immediate impact and their programmes ticked all the boxes of content, league tables, results, fixtures and basic things such as using the programme as a tool to communicate. The pleasing inclusion of a poster and coverage of not only the senior team but the rest of the levels in the club bring a real community feel to the programme. “Special mention must also go to Auckland City and Canterbury United, with professional layouts and designs improving year on year. Island Bay United, Cambridge FC and Stop Out’s programmes deserve praise for their community feel. In today’s technological age, the hard copy is also supported by the online version and Football South’s must get a special mention, as its in-depth coverage from across the region is a credit to all those involved.” Recent Winners 2000 Otago FA 2001 Island Bay United 2002 Island Bay United 2003 Lower Hutt City 2004 Lower Hutt City 2005-09...

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NZSMA Awards – 2010

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The NZSMA media awards for the 2010 calendar year were presented at Auckland’s Maritime Museum. The NZSMA winners are: Programme of the Year – Cambridge FC Publication of the Year – Ryan Nelsen’s Road to the World Cup, with Tony Smith (Hodder Moa) Writer of the Year – Michael Brown (Herald on Sunday) Photographer of the Year – Andrew Cornaga (Photosport) Radio Broadcaster of the Year – Jason Pine (The Radio Network) Television Journalist of the Year – Andrew Gourdie (TV3) Jim McMullan Service to Football Award – Iain Gillies   Programme of the Year Winner: Cambridge FC The NZSMA has resurrected this category after a five-year absence. First awarded in 1980, Programme of the Year was won by Gisborne City for the first eight years (1980-87) and then Napier City Rovers for the next 11 (1988-1999, shared with Hutt Valley United in 1992). Judge: Simon Kay (former Writer of the Year) Judge’s comments: “There were some strong entries in this category, including those submitted by East Coast Bays, Auckland City, Napier City Rovers and Nelson Suburbs, but top honours went to a lively set of programmes from Cambridge FC. The concept of producing programmes which focus on sides other than the first team is novel and inclusive, and making the programmes available online is also innovative. Programme editor Josh Easby compiles a great mix of photos, statistics and club news, plus often humorous profiles of each player from whatever team is in the spotlight. “General observations in this category are that a bit more proof reading is required and more of the light-hearted, quirky stuff would go down well. Ryan Kerr-Bell’s columns, titled ‘Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People’, in the Ngaruawahia programmes made a refreshing change from the standard pieces produced by club chairmen and first-team coaches.” Recent Winners 2000 Otago FA 2001 Island Bay United 2002 Island Bay United 2003 Lower Hutt City 2004 Lower Hutt City 2005-09 No award 2010 Cambridge FC Publication of the Year Winner: Ryan Nelsen’s Road to the World Cup with Tony Smith (Hodder Moa) New Zealand’s qualification for the World Cup finals after a 28-year absence prompted the release of several publications, making this year’s category the strongest for...

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NZSMA Awards – 2009

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The winners of the NZSMA media awards for the 2009 calendar year have been found. They are: Writer of the Year – Michael Brown (Herald on Sunday) Photographer of the Year – Hannah Johnston (Getty Images) Radio Journalist of the Year – Jason Pine (The Radio Network) Television Journalist of the Year – Andrew Gourdie (TV3) Publication of the Year – Russell Gray (Ricki Herbert – A New Fire) Writer of the Year Winner: Michael Brown (Herald on Sunday) Michael Brown won the three most recent Writer of the Year awards, from 2005 to 2007. In collecting a fourth award, Brown matches the achievement of Russell Gray, who won this NZSMA category four years in a row during 1989-92. This award was first made by the NZSMA in 1980. Brown’s portfolio featured stories about Caleb Rufer’s budding career in Germany (a pdf of which is attached), the All Whites being behind the One Shot For Glory promotion and how much money each All White stood to earn from the 2010 World Cup campaign; a feature on New Zealand’s World Cup playoff win over China in 1981; and a match report from the second leg of last year’s playoff against Bahrain. Judge: Josh Easby (Owner of book publisher Hurricane Press and former football writer) Judge’s Comments: “Michael Brown’s stories were outstanding in many ways – good angles, well-written, excellent research/sourcing of information and cliche-free. I follow football fairly closely and much of the coverage is predictable. So it’s a pleasure when you can read stories such as Michael’s that actually tell you stuff you didn’t know, and reveal it in a way that makes it interesting. Michael’s entries were significantly the best and it was an easy decision for me – he’s a worthy winner. “I enjoyed Tony Smith’s stories – easy to read, and a good selection of entries showing his ability to interview, report and write a first-person piece. Fred Woodock had a couple of decent pieces among his entries and I have to acknowledge Jeremy Ruane’s entries – the hallmark of all his work is his unabashed enthusiasm for all things football, at all levels.” Recent Winners 2000 Bruce Holloway 2001 Bruce Holloway 2002 Bryce Johns 2003...

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