Sports photo an absolute screamer

The spectacular image, taken by photographer Mark Liebich, was judged to be the Best Sports Photo published in a SA regional newspaper in 2016.

An amateur photographer and regular contributor to The Courier has beaten a host of professional rivals to win the Country Press SA Best Sports Photo Award.
Mark Liebich’s spectacular image of a mark by Hahndorf ruckman Luke Roberts was voted the best sports image published in a SA regional newspaper in 2016.
Judge Lloyd Jenkins described in the image as “a football masterpiece”.
“Brilliant action which achieved maximum impact with skilled camera work,” he said.
Mr Liebich, who is a committed Hahndorf Football Club supporter, takes his camera to every game and regularly supplies his best images to The Courier.
“As soon as I took it I knew I’d nailed a beauty,” he said.
The annual Country Press SA awards were held in Hahndorf on Friday night and were attended by Premier Jay Weatherill.
The State’s top high circulation newspaper was awarded to the Yorke Peninsula Country Times based in Kadina.
The best mid-range circulation paper was won by the Plains Producer in Balaklava and the best small circulation paper was awarded to the Loxton News.