Other Work

I have worked at a variety of publications in my short time as a sports journalist.

I have reported on all levels of the Football League and the FA Cup for the Football League Paper, covered YB40 cricket for The Cricket Paper, Premiership Rugby for the Rugby Paper and the Aviva Premiership site.

This summer I spent three months working in the British Olympic Association’s communications department, producing both internal and external content.

I helped develop the new Team GB newsletter and aided in the scheduling and successful coordination of the first ever Team GB media summit which saw more than 50 potential Sochi 2014 athletes come together with more than 70 members of the nation’s press to facilitate more than 400 media opportunities in 12 hours.

Rhona Martin looks back on her Olympic selection

Gymnast Jennifer Pinches comes out of retirement

As Team GB romped to unprecedented success at the London 2012 Olympic Games I was part of press agency Sportsbeat‘s team in Manchester, providing content for their More Than The Games website.

During the games I ran daily live text and photos blogs, as well as hockey copy for both MTTG and Yahoo Eurosport.

Men’s hockey team ease past Pakistan

Women beat Belgium to maintain perfect start

In early 2013 I spent time on the Manchester Evening News’ sports desk, working for one of the biggest regional papers in the country.

I interviewed everyone from Olympic medallists to local non-league football heroes, and wrote a weekly hockey column on the fortunes of the Bowdon and Brooklands MU first XIs.

Damian Reeves: As good as goals

Bowdon target cup salvation

During the 2012-13 season I reported on the Manchester Giants’ return to the British Basketball League after an 11-year absence. I followed the side for hyper-local news site Mancunian Matters, gaining exclusive interviews with players and coaching staff as the side agonisingly missed out on the play-offs.

Jeff Jones questions UK Sport decision

Behind the scenes with Giants’ sports therapist

In my time at Mancunian Matters I also reported on the world’s longest ever game of 11-a-side football, which took place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, eventually coming to an end after 72 continuous hours of play.

They think’s all over….. it finally is

In 2011 I earned a work placement with BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Sport Online in Nottingham as part of the BBC Kick-off Trainee Sports Reporters scheme.

I edited audio, wrote stories and sourced my own interviews with future Olympians Sam Oldham and James Dasaolu before they rose to prominence.

Interview packages broadcast on BBC Radio Leicester can be heard here

Olympian interviews: Gymnastics – Sam OldhamOlympic Dreams – James DasaoluOlympics – Loughborough College

A selection of news stories and entertainment reviews from my time at Mancunian Matters can also be found here.


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