Update your member’s profile for 2012 Yearbook

Paul Trow, the editor of the SJA Yearbook, is planning a bumper 2012 edition, to contain contact details of all SJA members – a vital tool of our increasingly freelance-orientated trade.

As with 2011, in 2012 the SJA Yearbook will be published to coincide with the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards that are being held in London on March 12. That means that Trow is working to an editorial deadline right now.

With the Yearbook also distributed to sports editors, LOCOG, the BOA, IOC, the British Paralympic Association and other leading sports governing bodies, plus many top sports-related public relations companies, your inclusion in its pages can often be a foot in the door to work opportunities.

So make sure that your profile and mug shot are up to date ahead of the London Olympics by completing the online profile form by clicking here.

Of course, if you’d prefer, you can always print the form off and fill it in and post it to Paul. If you have any questions about your Yearbook entry, contact Paul at or by post at 3 Clifton Avenue, London N3 1BN, or call 07973 862747.

How do I become a member?

If you are not already an SJA member and are interested in joining, then what do you need to do?

Membership of the SJA is open to those working in any branch of the business – reporters, broadcasters, photographers, editors and cartoonists; in newspaper or magazine, in print or online, radio or TV.

But it is still strictly restricted to British-based professional journalists. All applications for membership are carefully scrutinised and checked.

Click here for the application form. Please follow the instructions in respect of proposers and seconders; recent work examples; and covering letters.

  • Your SJA annual subscriptions are due on Jan 1. Make sure that you don’t lose your membership, and the rights and privileges that go with it, including discounts on the forthcoming British Sports Journalism and Photography Awards. Click here for a standing order form