As we move in to the New Year it’s time to put together our best sports images from 2016 for the various competitions which have deadlines looming. Even though I don’t put a lot of emphasis on winning awards I do like putting a portfolio of 10 images together annually to gauge how the year has gone. 10 images from a year doesn’t sound a lot but when you try to find 10 powerful images from a variety of sports that work together it can drive you mad!

2016 was a busy year and I covered many commissions and live events with the highlights being the Olympic Games in Rio and the Euro2016 Football Championships in France.

After 19 years as a staff photographer at Getty Images I left in 2016 to help set up Danehouse Photography Ltd. It was a tough but exciting first year in many ways and we’re looking forward to 2017 and hoping it’s as hectic as 2016! – Alex.