Barry Newcombe, the former chairman of the Sports Journalists’ Association, was today honoured by the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon after completing 50 years at the championships.
Newcombe began at Wimbledon in 1965 when he was tennis correspondent at the Evening Standard.
He has has missed only one year since.
Newcombe said: “They presented me with four large wine glasses, which will be put to good use.”
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UPCOMING SJA EVENTS
Mon Sep 14: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill Golf Club
Tue Oct 6: Entry forms for 2015 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards published
Thu Dec 17: SJA British Sports Awards, sponsored by The National Lottery