A bumper batch of new members has been welcomed into the Sports Journalists’ Association recently – all, we hope, looking forward to playing a full part in the Association’s activities over the next year, leading towards the 60th anniversary.
On behalf of the whole of the SJA, may I wish a warm welcome to all new members and remind them not to hesitate to contact any of the committee if they have any questions or work-related issues that may need resolving, if they wish to post news on the website or have published in the quarterly Bulletin, or have any other issues with which the Association might be able to assist. Steven Downes, SJA Secretary.
The new members include:
Anthony O’Brien, Andrew Boyers, Carl Recline, Scott Heavey – all photographers with Action Images
Mike Driscoll – a photographer specialising in gymnastics, from Chatham
Vince Pettit – a motor racing photographer, from Royston
Roger Hudson – based in Eastbourne and works for the BBC
David Fine – official poet to English cricket’s Barmy Army, based in Derbyshire
Russell Lee – motor sport photographer from Essex
Belinda Sinclair – freelance cycling photographer from Wallington
Duncan Jenner – Editor, Sports Management magazine, from Hitchin
Chris Brunskill – photographer based in Aughton, Lancs
Nicky Hayes – photographer, from Essex
Robert Vallance – photographer, from Essex
Alex Lowe – Press Association, based in London
Michele Verroken – sports writer from Herts
Ben Queenborough – photographer, Herts
Sarah Shore, Jill Maxwell, Nigel Currie, Claire Lodge – from BrandRapport PR agency in Guildford
Lee Earle – photograper from Basingstoke
George Dobell – cricket writer based in Birmingham
David Pinegar – The Sun, living in Derbyshire
Paul Bradbury – photographer based in Staffordshire
Glenn Campbell – photographer from Kingston upon Thames
Will Powell – wapsportmedia, from Hemel Hempstead
Kris Temple – BBC, based in Chandlers Ford, Hants
Steve Watton – Little Witley, Worcs
Catherine Ivill – photographer, Shrewsbury
Michael Henson, Fei Yao, Pauline McVey, Joao Frigerio – all from SportCal, based in Wimbledon
Andrew Haigh – Sun Online
All members are reminded that they should complete, or update, their profile for the SJA Yearbook and return it to editor Paul Trow. Full details can be found here.
And if you are a professional sports journalist – whether photographer, editor, cartoonist, author or reporter – and would like to join the SJA, then click here for more details on the benefits of membership and an application form.