British Athletics Writers’ Association
The British Athletics Writers’ Association (BAWA) was formed in 1963 in a tea hall outside White City stadium to represent athletics writers in the UK. It aims to voice the concerns of athletics journalists with the national athletics federation, UK Athletics, and to ensure the British athletics media is well represented at international championships and events.
BAWA’s annual awards is one of the fixtures on the sportswriters’ social calendar. The awards include: male athlete of the year; female athlete of the year; junior male athlete of the year; junior female athlete of the year; and the Ron Pickering Memorial Award for services to athletics.
We also produce a members’ newsletter four times a year, and a members’ handbook, and organise occasional social events and receptions for members and other athletics journalists during major championships.
We hold an Annual General Meeting every year, usually during the AAA Championships and UK trials in July, and officers of the association are elected every two years. The 2011-2013 officers are:
Chairman: Sandy Sutherland
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Vice-chairman: Simon Turnbull
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Secretary: Jason Henderson
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Treasurer: Tony Barden
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BAWA News: Matthew Brown
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