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Category archive: Members’ news

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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3 Dec
2014

Telegraph sports writer Terry Godwin has died

Terry Godwin wrote on rugby and boxing for the Telegraph, Express and People. His funeral will be held in Amersham on Dec 12

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24 Nov
2014

John Samuel: funeral arrangements

The funeral for John Samuel, the former sports editor of The Guardian, will be held in Cuckfield on Friday, Nov 28

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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: President-elect of the SJA

“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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