Top prizes for Mail sportswriters at the SJA Awards
Sportsmail's Martin Samuel scooped the coveted Sports Writer of the Year prize at the Sports Journalists' Association awards. The Daily Mail's Chief Sports Writer picked up the award at the annual SJA awards dinner in London, beating several rivals to the prestigious title. It is the fourth time that Martin has picked up the John Bromley Trophy.
One judge said: "No one in British journalism can forensically dissect an issue as brilliantly. His prodigious output always comes dripping in insight, intelligence and an instinct for justice."
The Sports Writer of the Year award was decided by a vote by the sports editors of national newspapers.
The Mail on Sunday's Nick Harris won the Internet Sports Writer of the Year award for his work at Sporting Intelligence, while last year's winner Lawrence Booth was highly commended for his Top Spin cricket columns. Alex Kay of the Daily Mail was also highly commended in the Young Sports Journalist of the Year award.