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14 Sep
2016

Community show wins Nockolds national radio prize

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SJA associate member Ian Nockolds has won a gold award for Sports Show of the Year at the national Community Radio Awards for his work on Somer Valley FM

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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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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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26 Jul
2016

Memorial service for Ray Ryan in Gateshead, Jul 29

Ray Ryan: old-school sports reporter who loved to get a story

Ryan spent much of his career working in the north-east, and Friday’s event is an opportunity for his many friends and colleagues to say a final farewell

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28 Jun
2016

Curry innovator Peter Grove will be much missed

Peter Grove: varied life in journalism and events

Grove was unique among members of the SJA in being the author of a sci-fi novel and the founder of National Curry Week, a reflection of his work in the travel and hospitality media sector

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21 Jun
2016

Funeral for Peter Corrigan, Penarth, June 29

The funeral for Peter Corrigan will take place on Wednesday, June 29, at All Saints Church, Victoria Square, Penarth

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17 Jun
2016

Peter Corrigan, admired editor and columnist, has died

Peter Corrigan: much-admired, will be much-missed

He rose from fetching tea at the South Wales Echo to be lauded as one of Wales’s most revered sports journalists

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12 Jun
2016

SJA member Rowley receives BEM in Birthday Honours

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Pat Rowley, the veteran hockey writer, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours list announced on Saturday

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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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