SJA launch mentor scheme for Associate Members

The SJA is to offer a mentoring scheme to Associate Members which aims to help would-be journalists hone their skills and employability.

This is in recognition of the fact that many people now have portfolio careers, of which sports journalism may be only one aspect.

Under this scheme, Associate Members will be paired with an established sports journalist who will be on hand at mutually convenient times to offer advice or support.

This could include face-to-face meetings, Skype/phone calls to discuss work, offering critical criticism of articles or supporting applications for work within the industry if appropriate. Students could benefit particularly from the scheme.

The full membership criteria can be found HERE.

The amendment was agreed at the AGM, held on April 25th at The Swan, Bayswater Road.

The chairman’s report was, for the first time, a joint report from co-chairs Andy Elliott and Janine Self and is available HERE.

Officers re-elected

Co-chairs: Andy Elliott and Janine Self

Secretary: Nick Townsend

Treasurer: Sarah Juggins

General committee re-elected

Mary Fitzhenry, Howard Wheatcroft, Steve Rose, Vikki Orvice, Philip Barker, Jon Ryan, Ashley Broadley, Jon Batham