Hackney Publications Announces Sports Fitness Industry and the Law Publication with SFIA

Hackney Publications Announces Sports Fitness Industry and the Law Publication with SFIA

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, today announced the creation of a new publication for the sports industry designed to keep sports and fitness brands, suppliers, retailers, and their partners abreast of legal and risk-management issues in the sports and fitness industry.

Sports Fitness Industry and the Law, created in partnership with the Sports Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), will launch in January and publish on a quarterly basis.

The SFIA, formerly the SGMA, is the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, suppliers, retailers, and partners. Its mission is to “Promote Sports and Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality” by focusing on core product areas for the industry.

“We are excited to work with the SFIA,” said Hackney Publications founder and publisher Holt Hackney. “I first became aware of the SGMA 30 years ago, when I pioneered the sports business beat as a journalist at Finance World and again when I worked for the National Golf Foundation, an SGMA partner. I’ve sought to re-engage with the organization after it became the SFIA, a progressive and nimble association that does a fantastic job of serving its membership. Launching Sports Fitness Industry and the Law is the perfect way to do that.”

Bill Patterson, SFIA’s Chief Business Officer, agreed.

“This partnership with Hackney Publications supprts the first of SFIA’s four pillars of products and services,” Patterson said. “In providing thought leadership, we strive to deliver exceptional education and strengthen the industry community.”

The SFIA’s remaining pillars are:

  •     Industry & Public Affairs –  The Sports & Fitness Industry’s Voice On Capitol Hill and in the Media
  •     Research –  Providing  Information & Insight To Drive Decision Making
  •     Member Services – Providing a Robust Menu of Member Resources, Including Dedicated Sports Councils to Address Specific Challenges

For more information on the publication, including sponsorship inquiries, please contact Holt Hackney at hhackney@hackneypublications.com

About SFIA: The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation, as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs and member services. For more information, please visit www.sfia.org

About Hackney Publications: Hackney Publications is the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals. Founder Holt Hackney is a life-long journalist who has been covering sports business and sports law for more than three decades. Hackney possesses a well-developed skillset for identifying experts in a field and then sharing the insights of those experts with readers.