SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR - A suburban philosophy

Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy is Jan Hellriegel's 4th studio album, with a unique twist: it is also a beautifully produced book with photos and 12 chapters based on the new songs. She describes Sportsman of the Year as a ‘musical in a book’. The book grew out of her album project when Jan realised the songs were taking a more philosophical, personal direction. She decided to share some stories in parallel with the music, each informed by the other.  Includes access to high quality music files. Jan says Sportsman of the Year is about finally arriving at a place where she can look back at failures, disappointments and rejections with a sense of accomplishment and pride, knowing that without them she wouldn't be doing what she is today. It is about following your dreams, and never giving up.

The Author

Jan Hellriegel is a New Zealand songwriter, performer, producer, music publisher, business owner, mother, and now, author. She is also a passionate advocate for local music artists and the protection of their works and rights, and a noted music copyright expert. Jan was working on her 4th studio album Sportsman Of The Year when she realised that the thematic material could not be contained by 4 minute songs. So she wrote a bit more. This is her first book.


Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy (Book)

Written by Jan Hellriegel

12 Chapters each corresponding with a song off the album. Includes: Full Album Credits.

P© 2018 Janette G Hellriegel / Seahorse Swim Publishing

All Lyrics reprinted courtesy of Songbroker.

All photographs and quotes by Jan Hellriegel except where indicated.

Graphic design and book layout by Katie Kerr  

 Proofreading and Editing Carolyn D'Ath Prove Me Write

Production Partner Soar Print

Printed and Bound in New Zealand by Soar Print

First Printing 2019

ISBN 978-0-473-46197-3

198 x 129 mm , 220 pages 

Category: Music Wellbeing Philosophy

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR - A Suburban Philosophy (Book with music) written by Jan Hellriegel

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR - A Suburban Philosophy (Book with music) written by Jan Hellriegel

The Music


 Sportsman Of The Year

 All songs written by Jan Hellriegel except: So Happy written by Wayne Bell & Jan Hellriegel and For The Love of Glory written by Jan Hellriegel & Martin Brown

© All songs published by Songbroker

 Produced by Wayne Bell

Engineered by Oliver Harmer at The Lab, Auckland, New Zealand

Mixed by Daniel Denholm, Point Blank Studios, Sydney, Australia

Mastered at the Lab by Oliver Harmer

All songs performed by Jan Hellriegel

℗© Blind Date Records / Seahorse Swim / Jan Hellriegel 2019