Best Sports Feature in any Medium

Patrick Carlyon
Herald Sun

The Herald Sun's Patrick Carolyn has won the 2012 Quill Award for Best Sports Feature in any Medium.

Carolyn went to Liam Jurrah's home northwest of Alice Springs after the AFL footballer was barred from returning by a court order.

Judges' statement

An outstanding examination of the heritage of Melbourne Footballer Liam Jurrah, in which the writer visited his homeland in the isolated community of Yuendumu, describing, via multiple sources, the complex influences and culture that may have affected his off-field actions.

Highly commended

Highly commended for the award were the ABC's Gerard Whateley and The Australian's Chip Le Grand.

Judges' statement

Each was researched assiduously, providing detail, insights, and discovery previously unknown, and, in the best feature writing they were written with style and personality