Gloucester is known for its rugby and loyal supporters well known as ‘The Shed’. I have covered Gloucester in the Premiership for over 16 years, and have become friends with former Gloucester and England World Cup stars Phil Vickery and Mike Tindall. I have also covered Cheltenham Horse Racing and the famous Gold Cup, plus spent time on the gallops at Jackdaws Castle with Jonjo O’Neill and the legendary A.P.McCoy. I have also covered Badminton and Gatcombe Horse Trials, World Class Snooker, and County Cricket. Former England and Gloucestershire County Cricket Wicket Keeper Jack Russell has become a friend and said of me “Paul Nicholls, great to work with, top photographer, gets the job done with little fuss”. Jack Russell 1st February 2006

EDF Energy Photographer of the Year