Alison has been named the Sports Journalists’ Association Sports Broadcaster of the Year for 2013. The award was presented in front of nearly 350 guests at the British Sport Journalism Awards at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden. The award is voted for by the SJA’s 800-strong membership, and Alison becomes only the second woman to win the award. Alison was nominated along with Clare Balding, David Lloyd, Simon Brotherton, Mike Costello and Stan Collymore.
Alison will fly to Bangladesh in March to commentate on the ICC World Twenty20 for BBC Radio Five Live and Test Match Special. She will also commentate on the televised women’s finals for host broadcaster Star Sports, which will be distributed globally.
In a new venture, Alison has been signed up by Sky Sports as a commentator for the domestic Netball Superleague. Her first game is Monday February 10th, as Yorkshire Jets take on Team Northumbria. Alison was a keen netballer at school (GS/GA) and can’t wait to see how the Superleague unfolds in 2014. The season runs until April, with Team Bath looking to claim their sixth title in nine years.
Alison is in Australia throughout the month of January commentating on the Australia v England ODI cricket series, the women’s Ashes, and the Australian Open tennis for BBC Radio Five Live and Test Match Special.
Alison has just returned from covering the World Gymnastic Championships in Antwerp for BBC Radio 5Live. She commentated on a silver medal for Great Britain’s Max Whitlock on the Pommel Horse and a bronze for Kristian Thomas on vault.