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Category archive: Members’ news

23 Aug
2015

Mail’s Ashton makes brave return to TV duty

Daily Mail's Neil Ashton: measured approach

Neil Ashton, the football news correspondent of the Daily Mail, returned to his duties as a Sky Sports presenter this morning having revealed that his recent absences from Sunday Supplement had been caused by Bell’s Palsy

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10 Jul
2015

Farewell to SJA’s longest standing member

Peter Bryan: the last surviving founding member of Association, who has died after a long illness

GRAHAM SNOWDON pays tribute to an old friend and colleague, Peter Bryan

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10 Jul
2015

Wimbledon salutes Newcombe’s 50 years of service

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Barry Newcombe was today honoured by the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon after completing 50 years at the championships

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9 Jul
2015

SJA founder member Peter Bryan has died

As a youngster working in Fleet Street immediately after the Second World War, Bryan was one of 21 founder members who attended the first meeting of what was then the Sports Writers’ Association on April 15, 1948, and he would remain a member of the Association until his death, having been made an Honorary Member of the SJA on its 60th anniversary

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5 Jun
2015

St Bride’s memorial service for John Sadler, Sep 10

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A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Sadler will be held at St Bride’s on Thursday, September 10

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21 May
2015

Old-school sports writer who was made for the job

John Sadler: fierce, but always fair

Picture, courtesy of The Sun

SJA member COLIN HART worked with John Sadler on The Sun for 24 years. Here are some of his memories of a sportswriting Titan

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13 May
2015

Langsley keeping focused on new career challenges

Gymnast Daria Kondakova, as photographed by Eileen Langsley

ANTON RIPPON interviews one of the world’s top sports photographers about prejudice, press facilities and the digitally equipped amateurs who are undermining the business

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21 Apr
2015

Rising to challenges of another rewarding year

The SJA's 2014 Sportswoman of the Year, Jo Pavey, receives her trophy from Sir Michael Parkinson

Ahead of the Association’s AGM in London tomorrow, DAVID WALKER, the SJA Chairman, delivers his annual report

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14 Apr
2015

Winter to fulfill ambition with move to The Times

Henry Winter, right, receiving one of his many SJA awards, this from Andy Dunn in 2014

It has been a bad few weeks for the Telegraph, but the loss of their football correspondent of the last 21 years – and his 1m Twitter followers – could be the biggest blow of all

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23 Feb
2015

SJA member and rowing great Dan Topolski has died

Daniel Topolski at the SJA's Sports AWards in December 2013

A world champion oarsman, record-breaking coach, a journalist and broadcaster, Topolski even wrote a book that was made into a feature film

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