Paul Kimmage, the Sunday Times feature writer who has won the Sports Journalists’ Association’s Interviewer of the Year Award for the past two years, has become a member of the Association, recognising the growing influence of the organisation.
Irishman Kimmage, the former Tour de France cyclists whose book Rough Ride is widely regarded as a key text on doping in sport, had his membership confirmed at the latest meeting of the SJA committee.
Also added to the membership list at that meeting was photographer Tony Read.
Among the immediate benefits of membership of the SJA is a Â£50 discount on a pair of tickets for the 2007 Sports Awards lunch at the Brewery on December 12. Tickets for the event cost Â£90 each, but SJA members are entitled to purchase a ticket for themselves and a guest for just Â£130.
The SJA has also been very active in the campaign for fair accreditation procedures at the Rugby World Cup and other international sports events. Most recently, talks with the 2012 Olympic organisers has seen agreement to stage two briefing events each year through to the London Games especially for SJA members.
The SJA organises regular social events, such as its sports lunches with top figures who provide strong copy lines, and two Golf Days each year, while other benefits include legal advice and reduced subscription fees.
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