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Category archive: Members’ news

19 Nov
2014

John Samuel, doyen of Fleet St sports desks, has died

John Samuel, left, receiving the SJA's highest honour, the Doug Gardner Award for services to sports journalism, from Barry Newcombe in 2012

His journalism career began as a cub reporter covering VE Day for his local paper in Brighton, and continued right through until very recently, still writing features on travel, motoring and golf

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15 Nov
2014

SJA stalwart John Samuel is admitted to hospital

John Samuel, left, receiving the SJA's highest honour, the Doug Gardner Award for services to sports journalism, from Barry Newcombe in 2012

John Samuel, the sports editor of The Guardian from 1968 to 1986, is seriously ill in hospital after a heart attack and a stroke

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10 Nov
2014

‘Best of his generation’ Patrick Collins to retire

Patrick Collins: "the best of his generation"

“The Mail on Sunday has indulged and supported my scribblings throughout the past 32 years, and I am leaving with the warmest of memories”

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9 Nov
2014

Column by SJA member prompts Derby memorial

Derby war memorial

“The club read my piece and within a couple of hours of it appearing, plans were in place. The whole thing caught the imagination”

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5 Nov
2014

Proud of work that ensured we remember them

The new plaque in Bathley, paid for out of the work of Trevor Frecknall

Sports journalist TREVOR FRECKNALL has become part-sleuth, part-historian in retirement, his writing efforts helping to fund memorials to some forgotten heroes of World War I in their Nottinghamshire villages

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5 Oct
2014

Baker launches online magazine in just six weeks

Welsh Sport

Welsh Sport “caters for the star names, like Commonwealth Games cycling champion Geraint Thomas and 2013 triathlon world champion Non Stanford, to the grassroots”

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2 Oct
2014

Clissitt leaves Telegraph to go digital with Bloomberg

Ben Clissitt: new role at Bloomberg

Bloomberg Media has hired Clissitt, a former SJA committee member, as its director of digital content

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24 Sep
2014

BBC appoints Roan to be its new sports editor

Dan Roan: SJA member promoted by the BBC to become their new sports editor

“This is a tremendous privilege and a wonderful opportunity”

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18 Sep
2014

Pat’s over the Mooney with Sheldon Trophy

Pat Mooney, left, received the SJA Phil Sheldon Trophy at Muswell Hill from the Association chairman David Walker. Picture by Hugh Routledge

Pat Mooney produced a blistering performance to win the 2014 Phil Sheldon Trophy at Muswell Hill on Monday

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18 Aug
2014

Bleacher Report signs Barclay for Premier League

Patrick Barclay: watching from the Bleachers

Patrick Barclay, the SJA’s Sports Writer of the Year in 1993, will be providing regular video analysis for B/R during the season

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