I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 with a maths degree. Prior to starting my masters in Sports Journalism, I have worked in sports betting (as an in-play football trader), teaching and accountancy.
I have an interest in almost any sport but am particularly focused on football and cycling. I have the dubious honour of supporting Arsenal and look forward to winning 4th place this year. I'd love to to write about cycling and hope to one day cover the Tour de France.
My favourite sports journalists are Paul Kimmage and David Walsh due to the tireless work that they did to out the cycling fraud Lance Armstrong.
My hobbies are heavily centred around sport and I play football for two local teams, with age showing an alarming negative correlation in relation to my performances.
Stories by Ross
- Is a major doping scandal just around the corner for football?
With growing concerns that football could be sleepwalking into a doping problem, Sports Gazette talked to Daily Mail journalist Matt Lawton and former FA employee Mark Sudbury about the issue.
- Tour Series Round One - Redditch
The riders were treated to a beautiful spring day as the local fans thronged the streets to watch the first round of the 2017 Tour Series in Redditch.
- DE RONDE: Four Flanders scenarios
Flanders is set for a legendary 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday. With the famous 'Muur van Geraardsbergen' back in it and another 'Oude Kwaremont' and 'Paterberg' finale, the Sports Gazette lines out fourpossible scenarios of what might happen.
- De Ronde 2017 – How a classic edition was won
The 101st edition of the De Ronde Van Vlaanderen was built up to be a classic race – and it did not disappoint.
- DE RONDE: "Golden GVA will never be Boonen"
Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) is proclaimed the favourite for Sunday's Tour of Flanders (De Ronde), but “he will never be a rider as Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)”.
- DE RONDE: The favourite? Kindersurprise!
In a clearly forced pre-race press conference world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) grinningly claimed that "everyone's a favourite" for this Sunday's Tour of Flanders.
- DE RONDE: Is Peter Sagan's new team holding him back?
Double world champion Peter Sagan is the bookmakers favourite to win a second successive Tour of Flanders (De Ronde) title this weekend.
- WEST LONDON VARSITY PREVIEW: Strong seasons give tennis teams confidence
The Brunel courts will tomorrow be the arena for a fierce battle for tennis supremacy in West London Varsity on Wednesday 29th March.
- Milan-San Remo: Ones to watch
This weekend, the cycling world looks forward to the first of its five ‘monument’ races: the 108th Milan-San Remo.
- MIDWEEK MATTERS: Milan-San Remo, can Sagan be beaten?
Peter Sagan is the overwhelming favourite to win the Spring Classic Milan-San Remo on Saturday. However, there are plenty of sharks ready to steal the victory on the Poggio Di San Remo. Can the World Champion be beaten? Sports Gazette discusses.
- EXCLUSIVE: Experts call for anti-doping forces to get greater legal powers
Scandals continue to rock international sport, prompting calls from experts to grant anti-doping forces, such as UK Anti-Doping and the World Anti-Doping Agency, substantial legal powers.
- MIDWEEK MATTERS: Champions League comebacks, Barcelona or Liverpool?
Barcelona's historic comeback against PSG is undeniably one of the greatest ever seen. But does it beat Liverpool's famous victory over AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final? Sports Gazette discusses.
- OSCARS WEEK: And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to...
With the Oscars this weekend, Sports Gazette takes a look at the greatest thespians to grace the Premier League boards.
- EXCLUSIVE: Top sport administrator calls for UK funding reform
The governing bodies of seven Olympic and Paralympic sports now face financial uncertainty, but Professor John Brewer, former chairman of both the British Handball Association and British Ski and Snowboard, believes that there are many public misconceptions about how funding for UK athletes works.
- Ryding High - Dave can make history at World Championships in Switzerland
After achieving his first alpine skiing podium last month, Dave Ryding will fancy his chances in Sunday's World Championship slalom.
- A betting guide to the Biathlon World Championships
With the 2017 Biathlon World Championships starting in Hochfilzen, Austria this week, Sports Gazette previews the event and offers their tips for each discipline.
- Conte and Kante: Making Chelsea great again
With Chelsea a totally different beast from last season, Sports Gazette looks at the two men who have stepped up at the Bridge.
- Miracle Man Keagan Girdlestone Returns to Racing
Less than a year since cheating death in an horrific crash, young rider Keagan Girdlestone overcomes all odds to race once again.
- The Enduring Importance of Trust in Sports Journalism
In a time of exaggerated headlines and ‘fake news’, trust remains paramount to the reputation of sports journalism.
- A Guide to...Biathlon
With the winter sports calendar now in full swing, the Sports Gazette provides you with all you need to know about the biathlon.
- Andy Murray's Magical Year
Andy Murray was today confirmed as the 26th men’s number one tennis player in the world since rankings began in 1973.
- Hunk Watch: The Premier League XI
The Premier League is littered with hunks, Sports Gazette takes a look at the current crop of top flight stunners.
- Tony Martin Wins Men's Individual Time Trial
Tony Martin’s stunning ride blitzed the opposition today as he became the men’s individual world time trial champion for the fourth time, equalling Fabian Cancellara’s record.
- Who Will Become World Champion in Doha?
With the UCI World Championships looming, Sports Gazette profiles the five main contenders for the Rainbow Jersey
- Joaquim Rodriquez - Cycling's Nearly Man
With retirement looming for Joaquim Rodriquez, Sports Gazette takes a look back on the career of cycling's eternal bridesmaid.