I am a rugby journalist about to complete my BA Hons degree in Sports Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire.
My main passion is rugby union and I can often be found on the touchline during a grassroots match or on the press bench at a professional game.
I have had a love for rugby my entire life and have been lucky enough to attend numerous matches across many levels of the game and have written a range of articles from match previews to analysis, sharing my opinions and providing readers with the facts of the game.
Since starting my university degree, I have found a passion for presenting, feature writing and writing opinion pieces on vital topics surrounding sport and the game of rugby.
My love for writing has grown, and with this, I have a desire to write interesting articles relating to sport that also can hold a deeper societal meaning.
I am also interested in bringing match content to readers in the form of player ratings, talking points from the game and match reports.
My long-term career plan is to secure a role in presenting but I understand how difficult this. Therefore, I hope to reach this goal in the next 10-15 years after establishing myself as a written journalist first.
I was fortunate enough to present ‘In conversation with Harry Redknapp’ when he visited my university in late 2019. It was a fantastic opportunity and has reiterated my desire to go into the broadcast sector.
For the duration of the 2019/2020 season I have been working alongside Gloucestershire Live as an assistant match day reporter for Gloucester rugby fixtures. For this, I am producing player ratings, live in game tweets and transcribing the post match press conferences, as well as writing the occasional additional article about the game. The experiences I have gained from my internship have been invaluable and I will use them throughout my journalistic career. I have truly loved every second of the rugby I have watched and reported on and have been heart broken that the season ended early due to COVID-19.
I am also fortunate enough to be working alongside @FABrugby to bring you all the latest rugby news and content. They are a social media company promoting rugby for a younger audience and since they launched in the 2018/19 season they have received over 30 million social media impressions.
Some of the work seen on this blog has been published on various websites, such as Gloucestershire Live, Last Word on Rugby and the University of Gloucestershire’s student newspaper – UniVersal, of which I am Sports Editor for.
For the 2018/2019 season, I worked alongside Worcester Warriors U18’s team covering their fixtures, both home and away games and gave in match twitter updates. This was a fantastic experience that gave me an insight of the runnings of a professional rugby club.
I have covered my university’s XV, writing match reports throughout the BUCS league and for their varsity fixtures. Reporting for a university rugby team has taught me so much about myself as a journalist and has given me the confidence to grow my journalistic and interviewing techniques.
My dream job would be travelling the world following, writing and presenting rugby wherever it takes me! Whatever the level, whatever the weather I’ll try and be there.
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