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Photos: Steve Rowe for SJA

"It matters a great deal who is going to win, but not at all who won"

Willie John McBride, Irish Rugby player

SJA 2014

Stuart was at the Sports Journalists' Association annual awards lunch in early December. The main winners were:

How many can you recognize?

SJA SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
1, Rory McIlroy (Golf)
2, Lewis Hamilton (Motor racing)
3, Greg Rutherford (Athletics)

SJA SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
1, Jo Pavey (Athletics)
2,Lizzy Yarnold (Skeleton bob)
3, Claudia Frangapane (Gymnastics)

Having seen her run in Glasgow and Zurich this tear, Stuart was delighted to see Jo Pavey recognized.



SJA TEAM OF THE YEAR
1, England women rugby
2, European Ryder Cup golf
3, Great Britain men’s rowing eight


Coach Gary Street, with England women’s rugby stars Emily Scarratt, Kay Wilson and Maggie Alphonsi accept the Team of the Year award.

It was a big tricky to know who to support for team of the year as Maggie Alphonsi (above) was on my table as were two of the men's rowing Eight.

Lynsey Sharp being interviewed by Sybil Ruscoe



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