The SJA enjoys good and close relations with many other organisations, especially AIPS – the international sports journalist’s association, which was formed in 1924.

AIPS and AIPS Europe are committed to improving conditions for working journalists. In addition they organise regular ‘Young Reporter’ schemes to help young people working in the media.  

For instance, in 2016 the SJA provided a young reporter for the women’s Under-17 World Cup in Jordan and in 2017 sent another to the Diamond League athletics meeting in Doha. We also recommended candidates for the women’s European Championships in Holland.

SJA member Keir Radnedge is president of the AIPS football commission while co-chair Janine Self sits on the women’s commission.

Only members of the SJA in Britain may join AIPS, and receive its internationally recognised press card. The AIPS card is recognised widely in France, by UEFA and other bodies like the IAAF.

The two-year membership of AIPS costs SJA members a fee of £50.

To renew your AIPS membership, or to apply for membership, visit the AIPS website here.

To complete your AIPS application or renewal and obtain a two-year card, please pay your £50 AIPS fee to the SJA. We collect the fees on behalf of AIPS. The fee also includes our administration costs.

To become and remain a member of the AIPS you must be an SJA member. To join the SJA please click here.

If you wish to check your membership status please contact

You can pay your AIPS fees via cheque made out to “SJA” and sent to: SJA, Unit 92 Capital Business Centre, 22 Carlton Road, South Croydon, CR2 0BS

Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer. If you pay by bank transfer it is vital you use your first name and last name as the payment reference, otherwise your payment may not be registered.

Lloyds Bank: SJA,  Acc No: 29488460; Sort code: 30-96-26

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Phone +39 0381 690 636
Membership (cards, related payments, etc):

President Gianni Merlo
Phone +39 0381 690 636
Mobile +39 335 8066 748

AIPS Europe
President: Charles Camenzuli
Phone +356 9949 3753
Mobile +356 9949 3753

AIPS Europe
Secretary General: Pedrag Milinkovic
Phone +381 64 8611985/+38169744514