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Category archive: Members’ news

17 Apr

Celebrating my half-century as a sports writer

Here's an England football team from the mid-1980s which would never win a World Cup: With Bob Harris in the middle of the back row in the guise of a goalkeeper, his team mates (left to right, back row first): Mike Keen, Adrian Williams, Michael Hart, Bob Harris, Bobby Robson, Don Howe.
Front row: Jeff Powell, Martin Tyler, Stuart Jones, Alan Parry, Ken Lawrence

SJA member BOB HARRIS began his career in 1964, and he’s ready for more

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11 Apr

Kelner’s back on the interweb, and Racing Post

Martin Kelner: On the mend

SJA member, sometime Racing Post columnist and Radio Leeds “DJ” Martin Kelner is recovering after a second bout of surgery

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10 Apr

Cricket writer Peter Hayter to leave Mail on Sunday

Innings declared: Peter Hayter

Hayter described himself as being “streamlined” off the paper’s roster of sports writers. He is one of a number of Mail and MoS sports regulars who were facing meetings this week to discuss their futures

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20 Mar

The man who made Alfie Noakes a global superstar

Nigel Whitefield with his children

MARTIN GILLINGHAM pays tribute to his best friend, Nigel Whitefield

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10 Mar

2014 SJA annual meeting to be held Apr 10


The 2014 annual meeting of the Sports Journalists’ Association will be held from 1pm on Thursday, April 10

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1 Mar

Former athletics writer Nigel Whitefield has died

Nigel Whitefield, the former sports writer with the Coventry Evening Telegraph, Today and Scotland on Sunday, died in the early hours of this morning

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27 Feb

England’s greatest footballer was a truly great man

Tom Finney

DAVID WALKER, the sports editor of the Sunday Mirror, is attending today’s funeral of Sir Tom Finney in a number of capacities, including as a representative of the SJA. Above all, he is attending as someone who was privileged to be a friend of a truly great man

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26 Feb

Boxers celebrate Hubbard’s 50 years around the ring

Billy Walker, left, presents Alan Hubbard with the Reg Gutteridge Award for services to boxing journalism

Congratulations to veteran SJA member Alan Hubbard, who has been recognised for a career in boxing writing stretching back more than 50 years

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22 Feb

Clissitt gets ‘the vision thing’ in Telegraph changes

Ben Clissitt: new role at the Telegraph

Ben Clissitt, the head of sport for the past four years, is to be the Telegraph group’s first “director of visual journalism”, one among a wide-ranging series of senior staff changes announced yesterday

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21 Feb

Tony Cornell: driving force of TV and paper sports desks

Mirror papers

Tony Cornell straddled the worlds of newspapers and television, usually in the background yet prominent in the final analysis of the coverage of many major sporting events

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