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9 May
2016

University of Derby honours Rippon with degree

Booked out: Anton Rippon wonders if there's any future for mid-lost sports authors who generate book ideas about off-beat subjects

An SJA member has been awarded an honorary degree for “services to journalism and literary production”, and is to receive his award alongside a Hollywood actor and the owner of the football club he has supported since he was a boy

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15 Mar
2016

Apr 20 date set for the 2016 SJA annual meeting

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The business of the meeting will be to receive an annual report, the annual accounts, appoint auditors and to elect the officers and committee for 2016-2017

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11 Mar
2016

BBC’s Slater lands top reporter’s job at PA Sport

On the move: Matt Slater's off to PA

Slater’s work has seen him twice been shortlisted for SJA internet sportswriting awards, winning the title in 2007

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26 Feb
2016

Alan Lee memorial service, Cheltenham, Apr 18

Details have been finalised for the service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life of Alan Lee, The Times racing correspondent who died in December

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25 Feb
2016

Graham Wilson: funeral arrangements

The funeral of SJA member Graham Wilson, the chair of the Hockey Wrtiters’ Club, will take place on Friday, March 11

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23 Feb
2016

SJA Awards toast great McIlvanney’s career

The majestic Hugh McIlvanney: a Scot who has long graced the pages of British newspapers

At 82 years old, the only sports journalist ever to win Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards will be ending a glorious career which has also included being named the SJA Sports Writer of the Year a record six times

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21 Feb
2016

Hockey mourns passing of writer Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson wrote the last surviving national newspaper hockey column in the Daily Express, where he worked for more than 30 years

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8 Feb
2016

SJA sends best wishes to Newcombe after his hip op

Barry Newcombe

The officers and committee of the SJA send their best wishes for a speedy recovery to Barry Newcombe, our immediate past chairman, who broke his hip after a recent fall at home

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4 Feb
2016

Times signs Press Association’s chief sports reporter

New challenges: Martyn Ziegler

Martyn Ziegler, who has been PA’s chief sports reporter since 2000, has been recruited by The Times with a wide-ranging sports news brief

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3 Feb
2016

Memorial service for Alan Lee to be held Apr 18

Alan Lee: the journalist's journalist

Full details will be circulated later but it is anticipated that the service will commence at 12 noon in central Cheltenham, followed by a reception at Cheltenham Racecourse

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