Seven West Media dominate Western Australian football awards

Mitch WoodcockThe West Australian
Glen Quartermain winning one of the top awards of the night.
Camera IconGlen Quartermain winning one of the top awards of the night.

Seven West Media cleaned up at the WA Football Media Awards, taking home 14 awards on Tuesday night.

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The Sunday Times sports editor and The West Australian feature writer Glen Quartermain was the star of the print awards, claiming the George Grljusich Award for the top overall football news story for his exclusive report on Polly Farmer’s CTE diagnosis, which made headlines around the nation. Quartermain was also awarded the Jack Lee Best Print News Story for the same article.

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The judges said the story was “a genuine exclusive on one of the biggest football stories of the year that had numerous ramifications for not just football in WA, but in Australia. The award-winning story centres on a WA icon, but becomes so much more as the story goes on”.

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The West Australian columnist and Channel 7 sports reporter Ryan Daniels claimed the Geoff Christian Medal, which is awarded annually to a person who has performed at a consistently high standard throughout the year in either: print, TV, radio or photography.

George Grljusich Award: Glen Quartermain

Geoff Christian Medal: Ryan Daniels

WA Country Football League Media Awards

Justin Fris and Jackson Barrett (Seven West Media)

Perth Football League Media Award

Jordan McArdle (The West Australian)

WA Football Commission Community Football Media Award

Steve Butler (The West Australian)

Best Overall Online Performer

Craig O’Donoghue (

Best overall performer Craig O’Donoghue
Camera IconBest overall performer Craig O’Donoghue

Most Outstanding Use of Social Media

Ryan Daniels (Channel 7)

Bernie Kirwan-Ward Best WAFL Story

John Townsend (The West Australian)

Ross Elliot Best Match Report

Braden Quartermaine (The Sunday Times)

Jack Lee Best News Story

Glen Quartermain (The West Australian)

Alan Newman Best Feature Story

Steve Butler (The Sunday Times) – Bertram Williams

Best Match Report/Package

Ryan Daniels (Channel 7)

Frank Sparrow Best Match Caller/Commentator

Mark Readings (Channel 7)

Best News Presentation

Ryan Daniels (Channel 7)

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