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Category archive: Members’ news

5 Jun
2015

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

Fleet Street

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, the Association's President for the last 10 years

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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28 Jan
2015

Hayters past and present gather for 60th celebration

Reg Hayter: generations of sports writers learned their craft through his agency

Hayters sports agency will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next month, toasting their founder, Reg Hayter

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16 Dec
2014

Mail Online’s Alford is in for some blue Sky thinking

Sky-bound: Mark Alford

SJA member Mark Alford is to leave the Mail to become head of digital editorial at Sky Sports

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9 Dec
2014

Mail on Sunday hires Holt as chief sports writer

Oliver Holt receives the SJA Columnist of the Year Award in 2011 from Tom Clarke

Oliver Holt has been hired as the Mail on Sunday’s new chief sports writer, to take over from Patrick Collins next year

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9 Dec
2014

An Express 35 years finishes on a winning streak

When McKenzie said that McLaren wouldn't win a GP in 2005, he wagered that he'd run a lap naked if they did. And here he is with Kimi Raikkonen afterwards. The McKenzie streaked raised £11,000 and lots of laughs

After 35 years, BOB McKENZIE has written his final report for the Express. Here, the paper’s former F1 motor racing correspondent looks back on his varied career

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