A little about me, and the story so far...
From the earliest age, my main interest in life has always been sport, the one constant passion that has remained from my childhood days. Naturally then, it was always likely that I would pursue a career in sport - and with my love for the media industry and for sports journalism coming to fruition as a teenager, that's exactly what happened.
My first forray into sports journalism began with a couple of early blogs, which later provided a solid grounding for working with football website 90min from November 2015 onwards as a contributor - creating match reports and preview articles focusing mainly on the German Bundesliga; and being featured in student publication The Scratch' magazine in the summer of 2016.
Between June 2016 and March 2018, I had been involved with Brum Radio - an online radio station based in Digbeth, Birmingham - working voluntarily as a producer and social media assistant, later becoming a co-host and regular contributor to weekly sport show The Forward Factor to offer my thoughts and opinions on Birmingham's sporting and music scene.
Following on from working with the station, since March 2017, I have co-hosted The Bluescast alongside Tim Arstall, a weekly Birmingham City podcast discussing all the muses and ongoings at the club, at youth level, the women's team and everything else blue in-between.
Complementing my work with Brum Radio, I have worked for sports writing agency Write Angle Media since November 2017 under the direction of David Lawrence, being accredited to numerous games in the West Midlands to produce match reports from all levels of non-league football up to the National League - being featured in the Birmingham Mail, the Sunday Mercury, the Non-League Football Paper and various others during this time.
Following a move away from Brum Radio, myself and my fellow co-hosts have turned The Forward Factor radio show previously broadcast on the station into a stand-alone, independent podcast, recording on a weekly basis at Switch Radio studios in Castle Vale, Birmingham - with a greater emphasis on producing visual content through social media to complement the podcast.
You can see examples of my work in the 'My Work' section here.
Alongside this love for football, in recent years I have built a considerable interest in tennis and the WTA in particular, having attended tournaments in Birmingham, Eastbourne and Nottingham since 2015.
Apart from sport, I enjoy travelling and seeing the world, having been to a number of locations in America, Canada and across Europe - something which adds to my desire of one day working abroad.
Through my work in radio and podcasting to date, I have been given invaluable experiences covering the likes of Birmingham City Ladies, Wasps Netball and England Roses netball team - reporting live at games and producing content for both the radio show/podcast, and for social media.
In May 2017, I was fortunate enough to be at Wembley Stadium in the press box to report on the SSE Women's FA Cup final between Blues Ladies and Manchester City Women; including the following year for the 2018 final between Arsenal and Chelsea, experiences that have impacted on my desire to work in the sports journalism industry even further.
I attended and reported on the WTA AEGON Classic in June 2017 during the week long tournament in Edgbaston, Birmingham - where I carried out my first interview with a tennis player, Australian number one (and number 21 in the world at the time) Daria Gavrilova, a lighter-hearted interview that proved a success.
As I edge closer towards my graduation from Birmingham City University in July 2018, I continue to seek further opportunities to freelance and build my portfolio and stature as a sports journalist.