AIPS membership fees to rise by £10 over two years

The SJA have reluctantly been forced to raise fees for the AIPS card from £40 for two years to £50 for two years because of rising administration costs.

Many sports writers, photographers and broadcasters require the AIPS cards to operate overseas. Uefa, FIFA, and the IAAF are just three big organisations who recognise AIPS – the international federation of national sports associations.

We are the exclusive British gate-keepers for this prestigious card, which is particularly useful to writers and photographers in France but also opens doors all over the world.

At the recent 80th congress in Korea, AIPS topics included fighting for accommodation at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, registering a protest at journalist restrictions for this summer’s Confederations Cup in Russia, and appealing against Gold Coast 2018’s decision to demand 100 per cent of accommodation costs up front.

AIPS only administer membership every two years so the rise will be for the next batch of cards, which come into force in 2018.

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 have also just recommended candidates for the women’s European Championships in Holland this summer.

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

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.

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