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Young Sports Journalist Competition 2023


Pitch gives you the pick of the bunch from our Young Sports Journalist Competition 2023. On the following page you'll find some extraordinary writers and our winning entries revealed.

We challenged four age groups to consider some of the burning issues in sport. Each winner will receive a cash prize, top seed of the 19-21 age group also wins a work experience opportunity. 

With thanks to our judges - Matt Lawton of The Times, Sam Pilger of The Athletic, author and podcaster David Hepworth and the chief of Pitch Andy Afford. We hope you're reading the work of the future. They've certainly made a very good start.


Competition Winners by Age Group


Harry Ainsworth sums up professional sport's pay-packet


Sophia Comer weighs in on the importance of winning


Jake Woolley presses the button on esports.


Sam Flaherty discusses transgender athletes in the Olympics. 



Stories of Modern Sport


Going for Gold

Pitch uncovers five olympic athletes in red white 'n' blue with a better-than-evens chance of winning.

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Rocking The Rings

Paul Simpson offers up some unforgettable moments that transcended The Games.

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To Tommy

An infamous death, a career as one of Britain's greatest ever road racers, and a personality to match.

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco - Presenter ‘The Stack’ by Monocle

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