Woods is elected as Athletics Writers’ new chairman

Jo PaveyThe British Athletics Writers’ Association annual meeting, held in Birmingham on Sunday during the national championships, elected a new committee for 2015-2016.

Mark Woods, the Edinburgh-based freelancer and SJA member, was appointed as chairman, with Nicola Bamford put in charge of the association’s newsletter and Martha Kelner, of the Mail, elected to the new-look committee.

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Tue July 14: Young sports journalists social event

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


Mon Feb 22: SJA British Sports Journalism Awards dinner, sponsored by BT Sport