The competitions closed for submissions on 31 July

The 2018 Hastings United Football Sports Journalism Competitions

Hastings Litfest/HUFC Sports Journalism competition 2018 results

Over 18s Winner

Fathers and Sons – Four Generations of Supporting Palace, by Steve Amos

Under 18s

First place: Badger-Bludgeoning Blues Profit at Priory – Will Hugall

Winners collect their trophies from Dave Omerod

Second place: The Reds get The BluesMatt Gittleson

Highly Commended: The Great Escape: Crystal Palace –v- Leicester CityBen Amos

Thank you to everyone who entered.


Listed alphabetically by author

Over 18s Shortlist

  • Fathers & Sons – Four Generations of Supporting Palace Steve Amos
  • What’s in a Name? Tony Oswick
  • Balancing Study and Play Robert Wheeler

Under 18s Shortlist

  • The Great Escape: Crystal Palace –v- Leicester City Ben Amos
  • Bexhill Cricket Club –v- Three Bridges Daniel Burton
  • Checkmates! Frederica Churton (aged 7)
  • Night of Reflection Noah Cullen
  • My First Football Match Baxter Elam-Sains (aged 5)
  • The Reds Get The Blues Matt Gittleson
  •  Badger-Bludgeoning Blues Profit at Priory Will Hugall

Over 18s:  The Hastings United Football Club Sports Writer of the Year Award  will be given for a piece of sports writing which is fresh, inventive, and provides insight into the sportsperson or sport that is the subject of the piece. 

Under 18s: The Hastings United Football Club Junior Sports Journalist of the Year Award. This award is for high standards of writing, strength of thought and freshness of ideas.

Both competitions are free to enter.

Prizes: Winners of both the Under- and Over- 18s will receive a trophy and match tickets (in the Chairman’s Box !) to see Hastings United FC in action, plus other HUFC goodies. Winners and runners up in both categories will also receive book tokens from Hastings LitFest.

Winners will be announced and prizes presented at the Hastings Litfest closing ceremony at Royal Victoria Hotel*  on Sunday 2nd September.

*   Not Hastings Pier as previously posted

The judges of both competitions will be appointed by HUFC.

You may also be interested in the Sports Journalism Workshop on Saturday 1st September.