Gareth Jones

The voice of West Yorkshire Sport

Gareth wins Broadcast Award

16th November 2017


Gareth's West Yorkshire Sport Team have won a BBC Gillard Gold Award for their coverage of Huddersfield Town's promotion to the Premier League.

The entry focused on the Championship Play-Off Final itself, which Gareth hosted, and the use of social/digital media around the event.

The content included an inspirational poem by Huddersfield fan and Coronation Street actor Reece Dinsdale; numerous live interviews pitch side pre and post-match with Town players; and an exclusive interview the club's chairman Dean Hoyle, live in the press box post-match.

The Judges said: " This high-quality editorial and technical entry had it - outstanding commentary, great guests and imaginative use of audio and social media to augment their big day.  

"Most of all, the close relationship of trust between team and station shone through.  A terrific team on top form, on and off the pitch!"

Gareth said: "Since I took over as Sports Editor it has always been an aim and a dream to win a BBC Gillard Gold. We’ve been nominated four times before, so to finally win is incredible."

"This is down to the superb work of the whole team and I'm incredibly proud of what we achieved in our coverage for the Play-Off Final. It just proves what can be achieved on limited staffing, budgets and time when you have hard working, creative, motivated, professional people, who are always going the extra mile, in your team."

 

 

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