Gillon in race for award

A SPORTS writer on The Herald newspaper is up for the regional award from the Sports Journalists Association.

Doug Gillon is up against five other contenders – including fellow Scot, Andrew Smith, of Scotland on Sunday – for the title, which is being awarded at a ceremony today in London.

Also in the running is Christopher Bascombe, of the Liverpool Echo; Matthew Chambers, of the Evening News, Norwich; Jon Colman, of the News and Star, Carlisle; and Neil Farrington, of the Sunday Sun.