2022 Shortlists



of the Year 2022

Redemption by Troy Deeney
Too Many Reasons to Live by Rob Burrow
Resilience by Elise Christie
Love of the Game by Ricky Hill
Hooked by Paul Merson
Football Man to Iron Fran by Francis Benali
Belonging by Alun Wyn Jones

International Autobiography

of the Year 2022

Rise by Siya Kolisi
One My Autobiography by Peter Schmeichel
Leap of Faith by Franki Dettori
I Love This Game by Patrice Evra
Always Believe by Olivier Giroud
All In by Billie Jean King


Book of the Year 2022

War on Wheels by Justin McCurry
Vuelta Skelter by Tim Moore
The Art of Cycling by James Hibbard
Revolutions by Hannah Ross
God Is Dead by Andy McGrath


Book of the Year 2021

Sponsored by
Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding
Who Only Cricket Know by David Woodhouse
Never Surrender by Douglas Jardine
Late Cuts by Vic Marks
Its always Summer Somewhere by Felix White
Beyond the Boundaries by Scyld Berry


Book of the Year 2022

In Association with
The Immortals by Arrigo Sacchi
The Greatest Show On Earth by Andrew Downie
The Dream Factory by Ryan Baldi
Maradona by Guillem Balague
FA Cup 150 by Phil Annets
Barca by Simon Kuper


Book of the Year 2022

In Association with
This is Your Everest by Tom English & Peter Burns
The Flying Prince by Alexander Obolensky
The Buck Props Here by Anthony Buchanan
Fight or Flight by Keith Earls
Centre Stage by Jamie Roberts


Book of the Year 2022

Why Everything You Know About Martial Arts is Wrong by Andrew G Stewart
Toon In by Michael Payne
This Sporting Life by Gerry Cranham
The Peoples Wimbledon by Richard Jones
Seve His Life Through The Lens by David Cannon
Liverpool Football Programmes by Andy Marsden
Extreme Like a Girl by Carolina Amell
England Rugby 150 Years by Phil McGowan & Richard Steele

Best Sports Writing

of the Year 2022

Why We Kneel, How We Rise by Michael Holding
Whose Game is it Anyway by Michael Calvin
The Third Pole by Mark Synnott
The Boy by Richard Williams
Game On by Sue Anstiss
Don Revie by Christopher Evans


Sports Book of the Year 2022

In association with
You Are a Champion by Marcus Rashford
Striking Out by Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga
Run Like A Girl by Danielle Brown
Play like Your Heroes by Seth Burkett and Matt Oldfield
Jaz Santos vs The World by Priscilla Mante
I Love my Bike by Simon Mole
How To Be A Footballer by Rachel Yankey
Fall Off Get Back on Keep Going by Clare Balding

Sports Performance

Book of the Year 2022

The Gladiator Mindset by Adam Peaty
Stronger by Poorna Bell
Move! by Caroline Williams
Leadership by Eddie Jones
High Performance by Jake Humphrey and Prof Damian Hughes
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face by Tony Bellew
All to Play For by Matt Rogan

Sports Entertainment

Book of the Year 2022

The Champ & The Chump by James McNicholas
Ten to Win by Henry Blofeld
Not For Me Clive by Clive Tyldesley
How Not to Be a Cricketer by Phil Tufnell
Flats and Durders by David Flatman and Mark Durden-Smith
Eighty at Eighty by Sir Geoff Hurst