I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first-class honours degree in Journalism in September 2011 and was also awarded the reputable Lincolnshire Echo Prize for Excellence in Print Journalism.

Throughout my studies, I filled the roles of writer, deputy sports editor and sports editor of the university newspaper, The Linc. I was part of a team which transformed the sports section of the newspaper, massively increasing the quantity and quality of content, as well as gaining access to local sports clubs, including Lincoln City Football Club.

After graduating, I took up the voluntary role of press officer at local football club, Cleethorpes Town. In my first few months, the matchday programme was completely transformed, online content was again increased and social media accounts were created and maintained.

I now work on a freelance basis for sports technology and data company Stats Europe, providing live text commentary on sporting events including Premier League, Champions League and international football matches which then appears on the online sites of Fox Sports and The Sun. Alongside this, I also provide betting content for the Betting Tips 4 You website on behalf of Different League Media – again on a freelance agreement.

I’ve also written for Bleacher Report, Grimsby Town-fanzine The Fishy, nineties football blog Forgot About Him and Lincoln-based student magazine Twisted among others.