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Portfolio

Sports Writing

May 5 2016 – Soccity – Championship Round-Up: Title up for grabs on final matchday as Brighton’s form plummets
April 20 2017 – Yahoo Sport – Rory McLeod: Who is Judd Trump’s controversial conqueror who won’t shake the referee’s hand?
March 19 2017 – The Yorkshire Post – Bygones: When Mansell was tempted out of retirement to claim the F1 crown
March 17 2017 – The Yorkshire Post- Five Minute Wonder – Remembering Ronnie O Sullivan’s 147 Crucible Masterclass
17 March 2017 – Yorkshire Evening Post – Haven’t we met before? Previous Elland Road meetings between Leeds and Brighton
March 13 2017 – Yorkshire Evening Post – Remembering Leeds United legend Albert Johanneson
January 2017 – The Word – Saigon Pro Wrestling Club
December 2016 – The Word – Many Faces of Vietnam: Gonzalo Marronkle interview
November 1 2016 – IBWM – The making of a myth: Leeds United in Milan 2000
October 17 2016 – The Guardian – Football in Hanoi, where Premier League clubs trump the Vietnamese champions
April 19 2016 – State of the Arts – Feature: The World Championship Snooker @ The Crucible
Jan 28 2016 – Drunk on the Moon – Terry George, bogeyman with a DSLR

Food and drink articles

March 2017 – The Word – Bar Stool – East West Brewing Company
February 2017 – The Word – Bar Stool – The Majestic Hotel
January 2017 – The Word – Bar Stool – Envy
January 2017 – The Word – Top Eats – JJ’s Fish and Chips
December 2016 – The Word – Bar stool: The Gin House

Magazine Features

May 2017 – The Word – Mama Squirrel
The Word – May 2017 – From Lam Truong to Son MT-P, musical tastes in Vietnam.
May 2017 – The Word – Vietnamese Language Apps
February 2017 – The Word – The Last Train Driver
February 2017 – The Word – The Abandoned Water Park
February 2017 – The Word – Ten 10 – Arnaud Foucard
October 4 2016 – The Gryphon – In search of the Quiet American in Ho Chi Minh City

Blogs

October 6 2016 – Drunk on the Moon – Jonny Hill Interview
March 26 2016 – Drunk on the Moon – A trip back in time: the York Road library
March 16 2016 – Prisoners Abroad – “Don’t take your liberty for granted”

Newspapers

March 19 2017 – The Yorkshire Post – Bygones: When Mansell was tempted out of retirement to claim the F1 crown
March 13 2017 – Yorkshire Evening Post – Remembering Leeds United legend Albert Johanneson
March 10 2017 – Wetherby News – Celebrating 50 magical years
March 2 2017 – The Harrogate Advertiser – Runner’s marathon goal
March 2 2017 – The Ripon Gazette – Young swimmers pick up their prizes at awards evening

About me

I strongly believe in ‘following your nose’. I have lived and worked in Japan, France and Vietnam, but was born on the not-so-mean streets of rural North Yorkshire, UK.

I’m currently a staff writer at Word Vietnam, and deputy editor at In Bed With Maradona.

I hold an undergraduate degree in English Literature in which I gained first-class honors and won two awards for my writing. After a masters degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds I have been working as a journalist and writer ever since – and long may that continue.

I’m also working towards the NCTJ diploma in journalism – the gold standard qualification for a journalist in the UK. I have a keen eye for detail and am meticulous in my research for any given topic.

The best thing about writing for a living is that you never know where it might take you next.

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