I previously contributed to the following:

Work For An MP: Jobs, as a Website Administrator (August 2015 – December 2016)

‘Work For An MP’ is funded by the Resources Department of the House of Commons, and the ‘Jobs’ section of the website hosts advertisements for vacancies in politics, submitted by various companies.

I operated the website’s content management system to proof-read, sub-edit and upload job advertisement submissions, making them live on the site when I was satisfied they did not contain any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors and that they adhered to W4MP’s strict guidelines.

This role also involved the regular use of IrfanView and FileZilla to create company logos for advertisements.

I often had to liaise with representatives from various companies about any issues or queries they had regarding their submissions.

I was recommended for this role due to my high standards of spelling and grammar and my first-class grasp of the English language, as this was required to work effectively and efficiently.

Manchester Futsal Club, as the Women’s Team Reporter (October 2015 – May 2016)

I provided content for the club through articles published on their official website and matchday programme, with a specific focus on the women’s team.

I attended all FA National Ladies Futsal Super League fixtures, as well as FA Futsal Cup fixtures, operating the club’s social media channels and writing match reports.

I also attended training sessions and conduct interviews with players and staff.

Link to all of my online articles for MFC

Write Angle Media, as a Freelance Reporter (September 2014 – April 2016)

I started working with David Lawrence of Write Angle Media shortly before my appointment as Media Officer at Kidderminster Harriers, and resumed after leaving the club in May 2015.

I reported on football matches in the West Midlands area for a variety of publications, including local newspapers and the Non-League Paper.

Due to my relocation to Lancashire in October 2015, I stopped contributing regularly, but was on hand to help out in the North West when required.

Below you can view some examples of my work for Write Angle Media:

  • Stourport Swifts 2-2 Bromsgrove Sporting, match report 06/09/14
  • Brief match reports on Stourbridge 4-0 Belper Town & Kidsgrove Athletic 0-6 Stafford Rangers from afar, 09/09/14
  • Stafford Rangers 0-0 Tividale, match report plus quotes from manager Neil Kitching 13/09/15
  • Solihull Moors 3-0 AFC Fylde, match report for Non-League Paper 08/08/15
  • Curzon Ashton 3-1 Nuneaton Town, match report for Coventry Telegraph 15/12/15
  • AFC Wulfrunians 0-10 Nuneaton Town, match report for Coventry Telegraph 22/12/15
  • Stockport County 1-1 Nuneaton Town, match report for Sunday Mercury and quotes-led report for Coventry Telegraph 16/01/16
  • Romulus 5-0 Goole AFC, match report for Sunday Mercury 02/04/16

Sportsbeat, as a Freelance Reporter (March 2016)

I reported on football fixtures in the North West as and when required. Adhering to deadlines and word counts was always necessary, while I was often required to provide quotes from managers.

Below you can view some examples of my work for Sportsbeat:

Culturapedia, as an Administrative Assistant (October 2015 – December 2015)

At Culturapedia, an independent arts project management company, I worked eight days over a period of eight weeks, taking on a variety of roles to assist the staff with general office and administrative duties and using programmes such as SurveyMonkey, MailChimp and Salesforce.

Culturapedia deliver live arts events around Lancashire and a large part of my role was data-entry based, inputting information from questionnaires distributed at these events onto a database. My high levels of accuracy and quick touch-typing skills helped me work through their backlog of questionnaires.

I also compiled audience data reports for selected events, based on postcode data from the questionnaires, to send to the venues. I enjoyed this aspect of my role and found it interesting to investigate which shows were attracting what types of audiences from which areas and how the venue could best advertise their events to their audience.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club, as a Freelance Feature Writer (September 2015 – March 2016)

I conducted telephone interviews with first-team players and, using the quotes, wrote a feature piece for the club’s matchday programme.

Each piece was around 1,500 words and was a detailed, interesting and engaging account of the player’s career to date.

One of my favourite aspects of sports journalism is feature-writing and I really enjoyed speaking at length to a footballer and telling their story.

I had to give up my role with the club after starting full-time work as it meant I would not have enough free time to phone players and write up each piece.

Here are the feature pieces I wrote for Shrewsbury Town:

The Bolton News, as a Matchday Live-Blogger (September 2015 – February 2016)

I was keen to add some Championship experience to my CV to go with the work experience I had already gained from Bolton Wanderers FC.

As a Matchday Live-Blogger, I attended Bolton Wanderers FC fixtures alongside chief football writer Marc Iles and operated the website’s CMS to write frequent informal but concise match updates for supporters.

The chance to try my hand at keeping up with the pace of a high-tempo Championship match was a fantastic opportunity and a challenge I relished.

Additionally, I demonstrated my quick touch-typing skills to provide the blog with live updates from Bolton manager Neil Lennon’s post-match press conferences.

I also reported on Bolton’s U21s team when possible.

The following links will direct you to my pieces for The Bolton News:

JJ Sports Promotions, as a Freelance Programme Contributor (August 2014 – October 2014)

I contributed to Tamworth Football Club’s matchday programme on a regular basis, covering five pages of each publication.

I was in charge of the opposition section and was given free reign over which features to introduce, while I also took responsibility for the programme’s ‘Big Interview’ with a first-team player.

The opposition section included information on Tamworth’s opponents’ club history, key players, a profile of the manager, the club’s recent form, and an interview with a member of the press associated with the opposing team.

I regularly liaised with media staff for resources such as penpics and photographs, while I sourced, conducted and produced interviews with the press member and the Tamworth player for each issue.

I also began to contribute to Kidderminster Harriers FC’s matchday programme and conducted one Big Interview with Jared Hodgkiss before my appointment at the club as Media Officer

I then relinquished my freelancing role with JJ Sports Promotions to focus fully on my job at KHFC, but remained in contact with programme editor Terry Brumpton throughout the season.

I have made all of my feature pieces available to read below:

Best of the Bets, as a League Two Correspondent (August 2012 – April 2013)

In July 2012, I was approached by the editors of, a former product of Gaming Media Group, about the possibility of becoming their League Two correspondent for the 2012/13 season, after impressing as a football preview writer for their previous website It was to be my first paid role in the world of sports journalism.

I was initially uncertain as my knowledge of betting was fairly limited, but I decided to take the opportunity and quickly learned the basics of football betting, showing my eagerness to learn and determination to take on new challenges.

My role as League Two correspondent at Best of the Bets included:

  • Writing match previews for League Two fixtures each week during the 2012/13 season, with a particular focus on betting
  • Covering the recent form of both sides involved in each fixture and any factors which may have affected the outcome of the game, accompanied by a predicted scoreline and ‘Best Bet’ for readers
  • Providing injury news, previous meetings and useful hyperlinks
  • Including as much relevant information as possible, demonstrating my knowledge of the league and its teams, and allowing me to practice writing to deadlines

Due to the fact I was writing 12 articles per week minimum and so have an extensive list of published articles under my name, I won’t be able to list them on my online portfolio. However, if you are interested in my work at Best of the Bets, you can contact me and I will be happy to send you some examples.

easyJet, as a Blogger: March 2012

I was selected to travel to Barcelona on behalf of easyJet, to mark the inaugural flight from London Southend airport to the city, after winning a blogging competition. I enjoyed a two-night stay in the W Hotel and experienced a trip to the Olympic Stadium with 1992 gold medallist Sally Gunnell, a cycling tour of the city and a visit to Camp Nou. I was required to write three blog posts about my trip, as well as a paid article for the June 2012 edition of their in-flight magazine, ‘Traveller,’ which you can view here.

I’m going to Barcelona!” published 26/03

48 hours and out: my Barcelona story so far,” published 28/03

Almost a fortnight later…and I’m pining for Barcelona,” published 08/04