By Paul Trow, Editor, SJA Yearbook
As the SJA prepares itself for the biggest sporting year in Britain for more than 40 years, publication of the 2011 SJA Yearbook has been moved to coincide with the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards dinner in March.
All nine previous editions of the Yearbook have been launched at the Sports Awards in December. The SJA committee has decided that the March event offers better timing, as it attracts a far greater turn-out from the SJA membership.
Therefore, the revised deadline for members to submit their profiles or updates has been extended to February 15. Anyone who has already submitted a profile for the 2011 Yearbook needs not re-submit.
It has also been decided that basic contact details of every SJA member should be included in the directory, in keeping with other professional journalism handbooks. Those members who have never previously submitted fuller profiles are therefore encouraged to take charge of their own entries and submit short biographies of themselves.
Inclusion in the Yearbook is a service exclusive to fully paid-up members of the SJA.
Annual membership fees are due on January 1. Anyone who has not paid their 2011 subs by the time of the Yearbook deadline will not have a profile included in the Yearbook, and nor will they receive the complimentary copy sent to members.
The directory form is available online here. You may complete the form and send it online, or print it off and send by post to Paul Trow at 3 Clifton Avenue, London N3 1BN. Mugshots are always welcome, preferably using a properly labelled jpg attachment sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the members’ directory, the 2011 Yearbook’s content will include a full calendar of sporting fixtures for the coming 12 months, an enhanced and expanded contacts’ section, articles and updates from London 2012, and detailed reports from the SJA’s events over the preceding year.