From the RFU
Media accrediation for this season’s remaining fixtures, to be played at Twickenham Stadium, can now be applied for via www.rfu.com/pressaccreditation
The dates of these fixtures and the deadlines for applications are detailed below. The system closes eight days prior to the match day, requests made after the deadlines will not be accepted.
Twickenham stadium annual pass holders must still register their attendance on the system.
Please note that accreditation for the St George’s Day game (Sat 23 April) between London Wasps and Bath Rugby, and the Aviva Premiership final should be applied for via www.premiershiprugbydata.com This system closes for St George’s day at 12 noon on Tues 19 April. Please contact Simon Lewis SLewis@premiershiprugby.com with any accreditation queries regarding these two fixtures.
British Universities and College Finals (Wed 27 April): Closing date for applications Tues 19 April
(Women’s Final / Men’s Final / AASE final)
Army v Navy for the Babcock Trophy (Sat 7 May): Closing date for applications Thurs 28 April
RFU Cup Finals (Sat 14 May): Closing date for applications Thurs 5 May
Junior & Senior Vase, Intermediate Cup Final, National U20s Championship Final
Emirates Airline London Sevens (Sat 21- Sun 22 May): Closing date for applications Thurs 12 May
County Championship Shield Final (Sun 29 May): Closing date for applications Fri 20 May
England XV v Barbarians (Sun 29 May): Closing date for applications Fri 20 May
Bill Beaumont Cup Final (Sun 29 May): Closing date for applications Fri 20 May
Middlesex 7s (Sat 9 July): Closing date for applications Thurs 30 June
Investec International England v Wales (Sat 6 August): Closing date for applications Thurs 28 July
Each individual should create an account with their own username and password.
If a single administrator is handling accreditation on behalf of others, it will be their responsibility to create an account for each individual prior to the closing dates detailed above.
If using the system for the first time:
1. Follow link www.rfu.com/pressaccreditation
2. Screen 1: Click on ‘New Registration’
3. Screen 2: Complete ALL fields (including photo upload) and press save
4. Screen 3: Tick the games you would like to apply for and press save
Within 48 hours of registering two automated emails will be sent: the first to confirm your username and password, the second to confirm which games you have requested.
If you are a previous user:
Once you have entered your username and password you will automatically be taken to stage 4 and only need to tick the games you wish to attend.
In the week leading up to each game you have applied for, you will receive an email confirming whether or not your application has been successful. Due to the high number of requests we receive we are unable to determine numbers and allocate places until the system closes for that fixture.
For all accreditation enquiries contact Emma Kennedy 0208 831 6582 email@example.com
For technical issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING SJA DATES
Mon Sep 12: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC. Contact Paul Trow for further details: email@example.com
Wed Dec 7: SJA 2011 British Sports Awards – note the date in your diary now.
All details subject to alteration. Keep checking sportsjournalists.co.uk for updates