About Me

New York City

A little about me...

My main interests in life are playing and watching sport - football in particular being one of my biggest passions. I regularly attend matches, be it at St. Andrews to see the mighty Birmingham City FC or at my local side Redditch United, currently plying their trade three divisions below the Football League. Regardless of the standard of football on show, my love for the game has led to me generating a significant interest in sports journalism and as a result blogging on sport, creating match reports and preview articles as a contributor for football website '90min' since November 2015 and 'The Scratch' magazine from June 2016. Since June 2016, I have been working at Brum Radio - a company which has been operating since February 2016, voluntarily as a producer and social media assistant, later becoming a co-host and regular contributor to sport show 'The Forward Factor' every Monday afternoon to offer my thoughts and opinions on Birmingham's sporting and music scene. You can see examples of my work in the 'My Work' section here I am a huge fan of the German Bundesliga, football in Germany and their fan culture in general, alongside the ever-growing American MLS, these being two of the main leagues that I have a real interest in and write about outside of England. Alongside this love for football, in recent years I have built a considerable interest in tennis and the WTA in particular, leading to me attending tournaments in Birmingham, Eastbourne and Nottingham since 2015. Apart from sport, I enjoy travelling and seeing the world, having been to a number of places in America, Canada and across Europe, something which I want to continue doing in the hope that I can one day work abroad. Since March 2017, alongside The Forward Factor show, 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. Through the weekly podcast, I have been given invaluable experiences covering Birmingham City Ladies, reporting live at their home games and gathering content from the ground in the form of interviews with the likes of manager Marc Skinner and audio/video clips to be used in the weekly show and podcast - including the Twitter accounts of the respective shows. 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 - an experience that has 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. I continue to work on both The Forward Factor and The Bluescast through Brum Radio whilst searching for further opportunities to add to my current base of experience in the industry.

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