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My Portfolio


A full record of all my experience and published work, updated throughout my course...

January 2022 (One-Off)                                                                             Halifax Courier


Being involved at my local cricket club has presented opportunities before, but the chance to interview Ben Cliff, an England under-19 international, was unexpected. However, this did teach me the valuable lesson that I should always be prepared for news to come from anywhere, and once I had written the piece and seen it published in the Halifax Courier, it was mildly thrilling to see my name in print.


News Story, Ben Cliff On Tour To Sri Lanka, 13/01/22: 


October 2021 - current                                                                              Stoke City Football Club

Once the cricket season had finished and I had settled back into university ahead of my second year, I began looking for further opportunities to work behind the scenes in club media. I was put in touch with the Head of Media at Stoke City, and am currently being given regular chances to head out and cover both academy and women's matches, alongside spending regular days in the media office producing written content for the club website and first-team matchday programme.

When covering the under-23 side, I have operated the club's official Twitter account, providing live updates to a following of in excess of one million people, and have been able to interview several players and coaches for written pieces. I have also recently been given access to the separate women's team social media platforms, and have begun creating graphics through use of the PressBox Graphics platform for utilisation during match coverage. In addition, I interview a player and use their quotes in a weekly preview piece for the upcoming women's match, which is published on the club website.

Player Profile: Adam Davies, 21/10/21:

Player Profile: Tommy Smith, 21/10/21:

Player Profile: Alfie Doughty, 21/10/21:

Player Profile: Jordan Thompson, 21/10/21:

Player Profile: Tashan Oakley-Boothe, 21/10/21:

Player Profile: Abdallah Sima, 21/10/21:

Manager Interview: Michael O'Neill, Post-Stoke City v Brentford, 27/10/21:

Match Report: Abbey Hulton United 1-4 Stoke City U23, 10/11/21:

Player Interview: Roisin Kivel, Pre-Stoke City Women v Doncaster Rovers Belles, 11/11/21:

Player Interview: Lizzie Craven, Pre-Stoke City Women v City of Stoke Women, 19/11/21:

Match Report: Stoke City U23 3-0 Southend United U23, 22/11/21:

News Story: Stoke City U18 Ready Steady Cook, 29/11/21:

Player Interviews: Hollie Gibson & Nuala Miszkiel, Pre-Stoke City Women v Norwich City Women, 04/12/21:

Match Report: Stoke City U23 3-0 Southampton U23, 06/12/21:

Coach Interview: Lou Roberts, Pre-Stoke City Women v Nottingham Forest Women (FA Cup), 10/12/21:

Match Report: Blackburn Rovers U18 3-0 Stoke City U18, 12/01/22:

Player Interview: Meg Bowyer, Pre-Stoke City Women Reserves v Stoke City Women, 13/01/22:


Player Interview: Callan Barber, Pre-Stoke City Women v Nottingham Forest Women (League), 21/01/22:

Player Interview: Naomi Bedeau, Pre-Derby County Women v Stoke City Women, 25/01/22:

Coach & Player Interviews: Lucy Ridgway & Shannon Garner, Pre-Stoke City Women v Sheffield FC Women, 29/01/22:

Player Interview: Molly Holder, Pre-Brighouse Town Women v Stoke City Women, 10/02/22:

Player Interview: Beth Roberts, Pre-Sporting Khalsa Women v Stoke City Women, 20/02/22:

I also wrote a news story for Stoke-on-Trent Live (online presence of The Sentinel newspaper) while working for the club: 2021 Stoke City Women Year In Review, 31/12/21:

July 2021 - current                                                                                        Planet Sport

With the placement at The Cricketer only having lasted a week, I continued to seek out opportunities to build my network and gain further experience. Having been put in touch with the Head of Publishing at Planet Sport, a newly-formed website devoted to in depth pieces around a variety of sports, I initially spent one day a week writing articles for the website on a work experience basis, with the hope of paid shifts in the future.


Over my time writing for the website, I have built up good working relationships with the editorial staff, and around a month after joining, I was delighted to accept an opportunity to increase my involvement, and I now spend regular shifts writing for the website, on a paid freelance basis.

This is further exposure for my writing, and it has allowed me to continue to gain further experience of writing copy for publication. Although I am given a pre-determined title for my pieces each week, what I write within them is very much up to me, so, much like at The Cricketer, I have once again been able to do my own research, and write freely in my own personal style.

Feature: Alvaro Morata's Iconic Career Moments, 13/07/21:

Profile: Brendan Rodgers, 20/07/21:

Preview: 2021/22 National League, 25/07/21:

Preview: 2021/22 Scottish Premiership Without Rangers & Celtic, 29/07/21:

Feature: Where Next For Manchester United's Unwanted Ten, 04/08/21:

Preview: Predicting Europe's Title Winners, 13/08/21:

Preview: Premier League Goal Contributors, 14/08/21:

Feature: Why Barcelona Might Actually Be Better Without Messi, 19/08/21:

Preview: Wrexham v Notts County, 30/08/21:

Feature: Ten Things You Didn't Know About Hungary, 02/09/21:

Feature: Ten Things You Didn't Know About Andorra, 03/09/21:

Feature: Next Championship Manager To Depart, 22/09/21:

Feature: Six Things Newcastle's New Owners Need To Do, 10/10/21:

Feature: Is Sacking A Manager Early Always The Right Thing To Do?, 12/10/21:

Preview: Serie A 2021/22 Gameweek 8, 14/10/21:

Preview: Bundesliga 2021/22 Gameweek 8, 14/10/21:

Preview: FA Cup 2021/22 First Round Proper, 05/11/21:

Preview: Solihull Moors v Wigan Athletic, 15/11/21:

Feature: Top Five Saves Of The Season, 18/11/21:

Feature: Seven Things You Didn't Know About Erik ten Hag, 21/11/21:

Preview: Salford City v Chesterfield, 02/12/21:

Preview: RB Leipzig v Manchester City, 06/12/21:

Feature: Eden Hazard's Next Club, 11/12/21:

Feature: Six Best Loan Players This Season, 14/12/21:

Preview: Ashes Third Test, 23/12/21:

Feature: Five Classic Premier League Boxing Day Matches, 23/12/21:

Feature: Which Premier League Clubs Will Be Most Affected By The AFCON, 28/12/21:

Feature: Seven Players Who Could Emerge As Stars Of The AFCON, 07/01/22:

Feature: Six Everton Managers Who Were Worse Than Rafael Benitez, 16/01/22:

Feature: England XI For The First Ashes Test In 2023, 18/01/22:

Feature: When Will The Premier League's AFCON Players Return, 20/01/22:

Feature: Why Brentford Signing Christian Eriksen Is A Terrible Idea, 25/01/22:

Feature: Eight Things You Didn't Know About Vitor Pereira, 27/01/22:

Feature: Seven Players Who Returned To Former Clubs, 28/01/22:

Feature: National League Promotion Race, 01/02/22:

Feature: Which January Signings Are Cup-Tied, 02/02/22:

Feature: Who Is Ethan Mbappe, 07/02/22:

Feature: Why Brentford Signing Christian Eriksen Was A Great Idea, 07/02/22:

Feature: Why Are Barcelona Chasing Ben Brereton Diaz, 08/02/22:

Feature: Which Premier League Managers Would Get In Their Own Current Teams, 10/02/22:


Feature: Who Is Jobe Bellingham, 18/02/22:

Feature: Ten Premier League Stars Who Are Now Free Agents, 19/02/22:

June 2021                                                                                                      The Cricketer

I undertook a week-long digital placement with The Cricketer, writing content for the magazine's website. I produced varied content, ranging from simple news stories to more in-depth thematic pieces.

This was a short, but unique and very useful, insight into reporting outside of a particular club environment, where there was more opportunity to write about a much wider variety of cricketing topics.

News Story: Sam Conners, 25/06/21:

News Story: Kelly Castle, 25/06/21:

Match Preview: Birmingham Bears v Durham, 26/06/21:

Match Preview: Notts Outlaws v Lancashire Lightning, 26/06/21:

Match Preview: Yorkshire Vikings v Northants Steelbacks, 26/06/21:

Match Preview: Kent Spitfires v Somerset, 27/06/21:


Series Preview: England v Sri Lanka ODIs, 28/06/21:

Series Talking Points: England v Sri Lanka ODIs, 29/06/21:

Match Preview: Birmingham Bears v Yorkshire Vikings, 29/06/21:

Feature: T20 Blast Team of the Week, 29/06/21:

Match Preview: Notts Outlaws v Leicestershire Foxes, 01/07/21:

Match Preview: Essex Eagles v Glamorgan, 01/07/21:

March 2021 - September 2021, March 2022 -                        Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club


While at Trent Bridge, I covered the vast majority of the Nottinghamshire first team's 2021 season. I wrote daily match reports for many of the games for publication on the club's website, as well as working the club's official social media output, communicating matchday events in real time to in excess of 103 ,000 followers on Facebook, 92,000 on Twitter, and 73,000 on Instagram.

I gained further experience of video editing, as I clipped highlights for use on social media. In addition, I completed further interviews with many different players and the Head Coach, and written various different news articles, again all for the club website.

The highlights of my time at Trent Bridge were when I was considered trustworthy and hardworking enough to be given the responsibility to cover games by myself. I did this on five occasions, including a three-day trip to Somerset, and during which my responsibilities were to update all three social media channels, interview a player or coach after the game, and write both a match report and a post-match reaction piece.

I was also delighted to be able to attend two days of the England v India Test Match at Trent Bridge in August. During these two days, I continued to undertake my regular role of updating Nottinghamshire's social media channels and writing a match report, but with the key caveat of spending time around a major international matchday and experiencing what goes into putting on such events from a media and marketing perspective.

My regular role at Trent Bridge in 2021 ended with the conclusion of the summer's domestic season, but much like Barnsley, I retain an excellent working relationship with the club's media team, and I am delighted to be returning in the same role for the upcoming 2022 season.


Player Interview: Brett Hutton, Pre-Season, 18/03/21:

Player Interview: Peter Trego, Pre-Season, 19/03/21:

Player Interview: Luke Fletcher, Pre-Season, 21/03/21:

Match Report: Notts v Oxford UCCE Day 1, 24/03/21:

Match Report: Notts v Oxford UCCE Day 2, 25/03/21:

Match Report: Notts v Oxford UCCE Day 3, 26/03/21:

Match Report: Notts v Leics Day 1, 02/04/21:

Match Report: Notts v Leics Day 2, 03/04/21:

Feature: A Bowling Attack Made In Notts, 08/04/21:

Match Report: Worcs v Notts Day 3, 24/04/21:

Match Report: Worcs v Notts Day 4, 25/04/21:

Match Report: Derbys v Notts Day 2, 30/04/21:

Match Report: Derbys v Notts Day 3, 01/05/21:

News Report: Notts v Essex Day 3, 08/05/21:

Coach Interview: Peter Moores, Post-Notts v Essex Day 4, 09/05/21:

Reflective Report: Notts v Worcs, 25/05/21:

Match Report: Warks v Notts Day 1, 27/05/21:

Match Report: Warks v Notts Day 2, 28/05/21:

Match Report: Warks v Notts Day 3, 29/05/21:

Match Report: Warks v Notts Day 4, 30/05/21:

Match Report: Essex v Notts Day 1, 03/06/21:

Player Interview: Lewis Gregory, Pre-The Hundred, 11/06/21:

Player Interview: Matt Carter, Pre-Northants Steelbacks v Notts Outlaws, 12/06/21:

News Story: Tom Moores, 21/06/21:

News Report: Durham v Notts Day 2, 12/07/21:

Match Report: Durham v Notts Day 3, 13/07/21:

Match Report: Durham v Notts Day 4, 14/07/21:

Match Report: Leicestershire Foxes v Notts Outlaws, 16/07/21:

Coach Interview: Peter Moores, Post-Leicestershire Foxes v Notts Outlaws, 16/07/21:

Feature: Notts v Warks: A Long History, 25/07/21:

Player Interview: Haseeb Hameed, Post-Warwickshire v Notts Outlaws, 25/07/21:

Match Report: Derbyshire v Notts Outlaws, 04/08/21:

Coach Interview: Peter Moores, Post-Derbyshire v Notts Outlaws, 04/08/21:

Match Report: England v India Day 2, 05/08/21:

Match Report: Yorkshire Vikings v Notts Outlaws, 06/08/21:

Player Interview: Sol Budinger, Post-Yorkshire Vikings v Notts Outlaws, 06/08/21:

Match Reports: Midlands at the Bunbury Festival, 07/08/21:

Match Report: England v India Day 4, 07/08/21:

Press Conference: Joe Root, Post-England v India Day 4, 07/08/21:

Match Report & Reaction, Abbey Freeborn, Post-Trent Rockets Women v Birmingham Phoenix Women, 13/08/21:

Match Report & Reaction, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Post-Trent Rockets Women v Manchester Originals Women, 15/08/21:

Match Report & Reaction, Samit Patel, Post-Trent Rockets Men v Manchester Originals Men, 15/08/21:

Match Report: Royal London Cup Final, Glamorgan v Durham, 19/08/21:

Match Report: Somerset v Notts Day 1, 30/08/21:

Player Interview: Joe Clarke, Post-Somerset v Notts Day 1, 30/08/21:

Match Report: Somerset v Notts Day 2, 31/08/21:

Player Interview: Liam Patterson-White, Post-Somerset v Notts Day 2, 31/08/21:

Match Report: Somerset v Notts Day 3, 01/09/21:

Player Interview: Luke Fletcher, Post-Somerset v Notts Day 3, 01/09/21:

Match Report: Hampshire v Notts Day 1, 12/09/21:

Match Report: Hampshire v Notts Day 2, 13/09/21:

Match Report: Hampshire v Notts Day 3, 14/09/21:


Coach Interview: Peter Moores, Post-2022 Fixture Release,

Coach Interview: Paul Franks, Post-2022 Fixture Release,

December 2020 - January 2021, May - July 2021                                    Barnsley Football Club


While home for the Christmas period in my first year at university, I actively sought out work experience in a role I hope to find myself in once I have graduated. During this time, I covered several football matches involving both Barnsley's first team and under-23 side, and for each I wrote a match report for publication on the club website.

I spent the bulk of my time at the club in December and January, but I returned to cover the first team’s play-off semi-final, in addition to another U23 game, in May. I also covered several pre-match press conferences involving the manager and some first-team players, and wrote two of these up for the website too. My most recent match coverage for the club was that of a pre-season friendly involving the under-18 side, in July. 


While my regular role at Oakwell ended some time ago, I still retain an excellent working relationship with my short-term colleagues, and I am maintaining my connection with the club through writing articles for the matchday programme, Grove Street, throughout the 2021/22 season.

Match Report: Barnsley U23 2-1 Crewe Alexandra U23, 08/12/20:

Match Report: Barnsley 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers, 09/12/20:

Press Conference: Conor Chaplin, Pre-Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley, 11/12/20:

Match Report: Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Barnsley, 12/12/20:

Match Report: Barnsley U23 1-0 Hull City U23, 15/12/20:

Match Report: Barnsley 2-1 Preston North End, 15/12/20:

Press Conference: Valérien Ismaël, Pre-Barnsley v Huddersfield Town, 23/12/20:

Press Conference: Callum Brittain, Pre-Barnsley v Huddersfield Town, 23/12/20:

Match Report: Barnsley 2-1 Huddersfield Town, 26/12/20:

Match Report: Rotherham United 1-2 Barnsley, 29/12/20:

Match Report: Watford 1-0 Barnsley, 19/01/21:

Match Report: Barnsley U23 1-1 Cardiff City U23, 03/05/21:

Match Report: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea City, 17/05/21:

Match Report: Athersley Rec 0-3 Barnsley U18, 21/07/2021: