From a young age, I was passionate about writing. I started a small magazine for my friends which grew in popularity before I started contributing to online website Total Football Magazine. I produced articles for the site before becoming sub-editor after winning their Young Writers award.
It was at Total Football that I had the opportunity to work with Blackburn, Everton and Bury Football Club interviewing the likes of Alan Shearer and Henrik Larsson. I also wrote match reports which were published on the official club websites and covered a charity event at Ewood Park.
I was offered a role at EA Sports as a data reviewer due to the analytical skills I had demonstrated. This position involved reporting on players and giving feedback which will shape their in game statistics for their FIFA franchise.
I also worked with Football Today Magazine as temporary editor producing match reports and general features and wrote a six-page spread in At the Match Magazine under the title ‘If He Were A Holiday Destination, He Would Be’.
I currently write for online football websites Sport.co.uk and Football.co.uk as a featured columnist where my article views have amassed over 500,000 and I have recently started my own football blog The Beautiful Game.
I hope to continue my career into journalism by studying Multi-Media Sports Journalism at UCFB’s new Etihad campus.
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