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Jon Cardinelli is the SAB Sports Journalist of the Year

14 November 2013 in Sport

HSM chief sports writer Jon Cardinelli won the prestigious SAB Sports Journalist of the Year award in the print category at the South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards last night. Jon, who was also named SAB Sports Feature Writer of the Year, submitted several features from SA Rugby magazine and Business Day Sport Monthly.


'Jon has had a stellar year and his SAB Sports Journalist of the Year award for the print category is in recognition of the quality of his work,' says sports editorial director Gary Lemke. 'He's worked hard and become one of the most recognisable sports-writing names in South Africa. Jon's commitment is unquestioned and he will continue going from strength to strength. His award is further proof of the outrageous talent that we have under the HSM umbrella.'


Jon is also a regular contributor to He went on tour with the Boks to Mendoza, Brisbane and Auckland during the Rugby Championship and attended all three of the Boks’ home matches in the tournament. He is currently in Edinburgh covering the Boks’ end-of-year tour.