SJA membership – great value, great benefits

Full membershipAssociate membership
Costs£30 Annually£20 Annually
SJA Press card
The SJA Press card assist members gaining access to accredited events.
SJA Press Card
SJA Members Area
Access to the SJA online community. Develop useful contacts with other members, set up your profile on the members directory, join groups and discussions on relevant industry topics.
AIPS Membership
The AIPS is the international sports journalists' association with a press card that is recognised around the world. To be a member of the AIPS, you must be a member of the SJA. Once a member of the SJA, you can purchase the AIPS card for the card fee of £50.
Email Newsletter
Regular updates and e-newsletters with the latest information about the industry, events, members and activities.
SJA Events
The SJA British Sports Awards and the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards are two of the industry's most anticipated events. Members receive heavily discounted tickets for themselves and a guest.
SJA British Sports Journalism Awards
The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards celebrate excellence among the country's sports writers, photographers, broadcasters and editors and are often referred to as the industry’s 'Oscars'. Members receive over a 50% reduction in entry fees to this renowned competition.
Mentoring and Career Advice
Associate Members will be paired with an established sports journalist who can offer advice or support. This could include face-to-face meetings, Zoom/phone calls to discuss work, offering critical criticism of articles or supporting applications for work within the industry if appropriate. Associate members will also be eligible to apply for any additional training/mentoring opportunities that may be offered to budding sports journalists through the SJA.

Student Members will have access to SJA Members for advice and support as well.

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