Tony Jensen was recently recognised with the Bowls NZ Media Award for 2011. Here is what Bowls NZ had to say!
“The judges this year had a difficult job choosing the winner in the Media Award category, with many high quality nominations received. Tony Jensen is a worthy winner because of his huge contribution across both print and radio media.
Tony contributes a weekly column in the Manawatu Standard, where he profiles the sport of bowls in Manawatu and highlights results and other current events. He also has a weekly spot on Radio 22A’s Saturday Sports Talk session where the weekend’s bowls are previewed, past results are discussed, and live reports are given from venues during events.
Tony’s contributions to both the Manawatu Standard and Radio 22A are done entirely on a voluntary basis, while also working full time and contributing to his community as a Manawatu District Councillor, showing his dedication to increasing the profile of bowls.
Tony receives regular accolades from both bowlers and non bowlers, because the standard of his journalism is so high, his column is always well written, and he brings interesting stories to the public through his radio slot – helping to change the perception of bowls in the community.”
You can read about all the winners at the Official Bowls NZ site:
Thanks for all the hard work, Tony!