The Seven West Media team dominates at WA Football Media Guild awards

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The Seven West Media team dominates at WA Football Media Guild awards

The strong team of journalists and reporters from Seven West Media have again shown why they’re industry leaders after an impressive performance at the WA Football Media Guild awards.


Seven presenter Ryan Daniels was again crowned the state’s best overall footy media performer, winning a fourth consecutive Geoff Christian Medal for Excellence after another strong year of breaking news stories and comprehensive coverage.

Daniels jointly received the award with Paul Hasleby, a former Docker who transitioned into a columnist for The West Australian. Hasleby played a crucial role in setting the agenda and providing analysis around WA football’s biggest issues.

Daniels also secured the title of best columnist, with his Saturday articles in The West Australian combining a mixture of flair, insights and humour.

The West Australian’s Mitchell Woodcock was awarded for best WAFL story after breaking the news that West Coast were set to sack any employees who were playing for rival WAFL clubs.

The West’s Jackson Barrett won two prizes – the Perth Football League media award for his popular Bush and ‘Burbs coverage, and the WA Country Football League award for his report on David Mundy’s Dunsborough stint.

Ben Smith won the WAFC’s community football media award for his The Sunday Times examination into the impact of concussion at grassroots level.

Andrew Henryon, a veteran at Seven West Media received the prize for most outstanding use of social media after leading the charge on’s Wayback WAFL series that showcased the heroes of yesteryear.

Seven duo Anna Hay and Rory Campbell received recognition for best feature TV story and best TV match report respectively.