Mike Ingham MBE looks back at amazing career with a special mention for SJA Doug Gardner award

Mike Ingham, for many years the voice of football on BBC radio, has written his autobiography, reviewed by ANTON RIPPON. On 29 May 1985, Mike Ingham was preparing to commentate on the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels. Ingham and his BBC colleague Peter Jones were waiting to […]

Success of women’s world cup means more football journalists looking ahead to 2023 edition

By ANTON RIPPON The 2019 press pack who followed England women to the FIFA World Cup provided a watershed moment, both in terms of national print coverage and the number of female journalists. The tournament has become one of the world’s biggest sporting events and as the women’s game enters a new era, it will […]

Birmingham 2022 thumbs up with promise of ‘fantastic’ Commonwealth Games

By Anton Rippon SJA members looking to cover the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be pleased to know that the Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission this week underlined their confidence that Birmingham will deliver a fantastic games, while at the same time acknowledging that, with little over two and a half years until the event begins, […]

Hamilton wins £30,000 William Hill prize for record third time

By Anton Rippon Judges were ‘bowled over’ by Duncan Hamilton’s biography of Neville Cardus that has won for the freelance sportswriter a record-breaking third William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Hamilton’s The Great Romantic, a comprehensive biography of the venerated cricket writer and music journalist, took the £30,000 top prize at the 31st […]

McRae and Hamilton head William Hill shortlist aiming for record third win

By Anton Rippon The Guardian’s Donald McRae and freelance sports writer Duncan Hamilton have again entered the ring for the 31st William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, each looking to claim a record-breaking third title The shortlist, chosen from a record 151 submissions for this year’s ward – sports book writing’s oldest, most […]