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30 Aug
2016

Mail’s Townsend saddles up to raise £8,000 for charity

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At the age of 52, sports journalist Marcus Townsend, the Daily Mail’s racing correspondent, has ridden in his first horse race and raised £8,000 for charity

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25 Aug
2016

Bumble’s career is about much more than one ball

David Lloyd: a man of many talents

ERIC BROWN reviews the autobiography of one of cricket’s most colourful all-rounders

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24 Aug
2016

Special reduced rates for members at SJA Golf Day

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The 2016 SJA Autumn Golf Day, for the Phil Sheldon Trophy, is taking place at Muswell Hill Golf Club in north London, on Monday September 12

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22 Aug
2016

Sporting tragedy as grassroots get left behind

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SJA members are invited to the book launch of colleague Anthony Clavane’s latest book, which outlines the sporting decline in Yorkshire and across the country

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16 Aug
2016

£12,000 prizes on offer for county cricket coverage

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The England and Wales Cricket Board, together with the Cricket Writers’ Club, has opened entries for young journalists, broadcasters and regional newspapers for the County Cricket Journalism Awards

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25 Aug
2014

Reading is first step to learn how to be a good writer

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ROB STEEN, a sports journalism lecturer at Brighton University, advises that to be a good writer, you first need to be an avid reader

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5 Aug
2014

Make room in tax returns for working from home

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Finding filling in those annual returns taxing? BARRY KERNON, from the SJA’s accountants HW Fisher, offers the first in a brief series on handling your tax affairs

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21 Mar
2009

Dear Keith: How do I become a sports journalist?

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Wish I had a pound for everyone who comes to see me saying: “I’d like a job in sports journalism.” Sadly, their qualifications rarely match their ambitions

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