Frank Gilfeather 2015 Samurai Award.
Congratulations to Frank Gilfeather, Samurai Award Winner 2015. Frank was presented with the award at Ronnie Watt's National Karate Federation team kata championships in Aberdeen in front of an appreciative audience. Frank is a well known face to the karate club after freely donating his time and experience by presenting at the WKC World Karate Championships when the club hosted them in Aberdeen.
Frank Gilfeather has been a journalist and broadcaster for almost 50 years, the first ten of which was in news. His career took him from a weekly newspaper in Arbroath to the regional newspapers, The Press & Journal and the Evening Express, in Aberdeen, where he was latterly deputy sports editor and chief sportswriter.
He then became a reporter and presenter at Grampian Television, covering and commentating on sport and making a number of documentaries. Today, as well as being a football correspondent for The Times, the Herald, the Sunday Herald and the Daily Record, Frank reports for the Gillette Soccer Saturday programme on Sky Sports.
A former Scottish amateur boxing champion and internationalist, he has written two books and a play, The Harp and the Violet, which was produced by the Dundee Repertory Theatre.
Over the years, Frank has championed minority sports with a strong emphasis on the grass roots.