Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London


avatar for Abdallah AbukhattabAbdallah Abukhattab

Abdallah, 23 is a Palestinian sports journalist for the Sports gazette. He specializes in football, in particular, the Spanish football league. Interest in Basketball and MMA. Barca obsessed since 2006, featured on BeIN Sports (MENA) as an up and coming football commentator. Currently undertaking his masters in Internati...

avatar for Alasdair HoworthAlasdair Howorth

Alasdair is a Kenyan-British multi-media journalist specialising in African football based in London. Alongside his studies in International Sports Journalism and his writing for the Sports Gazette, he is an Associate Producer for the On The Whistle podcast and is a writer for multiple outlets.

avatar for Alex BartlettAlex Bartlett

Alex did his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Leicester. A lifelong sports enthusiast, his first experience of journalism came working for his university magazine, where he went on to edit the sports section. He has also hosted a weekly football talk show for three years, discussing a wide range of to...

avatar for Alex BidwellAlex Bidwell

I am delighted to join the Sports Gazette and look forward to putting my sports obsession to good use by producing insightful and thought-provoking work which illustrates the importance of sports in the modern world.

avatar for Alexandra IbacetaAlexandra Ibaceta

Alex Ibaceta, 24, is Chilean-American who has a BA of Philosophy from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Sport has been her dedication for her entire life, it has been carried around with her consistently in the five countries she has lived. Her Hispanic roots drive her strong love for football; she has played fro...

avatar for Alfredo Rodriguez RuizAlfredo Rodriguez Ruiz

Attained a double Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Business Management from Loyola University Chicago. Former sports intern at CNN en Español.

avatar for Amine SennounAmine Sennoun

A devoted Madridista and an admirer of Spanish football. Currently writing for the Sports Gazette while working towards his MA in International Sports Journalism at St Marys.

avatar for Amjad AlnourAmjad Alnour

Amjad, 34, is a professional Sudanese filmmaker based in Saudi Arabia where he runs a media production company (Black Light Films). He has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan. Amjad is currently pursuing a Masters in International Sports Journalism at St. Mary’s Univers...

avatar for Arif IslamArif Islam

Primarily focused on football on and off the pitch also dabble in boxing and mma. I hope to offer insightful content on the sports that are deeply rooted in working class communities.

avatar for Ashley AhmedAshley Ahmed

Sports Journalist. MA Sports Journalism- St. Mary's University, Twickenham.

avatar for Bailey KeoghBailey Keogh

Bailey, 21, from London is a multimedia sports journalism graduate. He has previous experience in presenting, reporting and writing in sport.

avatar for Becky ThompsonBecky Thompson

Becky is a reporter at the Sports Gazette for 2019/2020 and moved here from Canada to do her MA in Sports Journalism at St Mary's University. She has done work in both written and digital journalism, and has over three years of commentary and broadcast experience. She has interests across all sports, and is particul...

avatar for Ben ThompsonBen Thompson

British and American citizen with a passion for tennis. Studied History and English at Loughborough University for my undergraduate degree. Happy to be a part of the Sports Gazette team!

avatar for Benjamin ChapalBenjamin Chapal

Ben is a sports journalist reporting for the Sports Gazette. He is a lifelong Gooner. Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, he is the section editor for American Sports on the Sports Gazette. Tweet him @BChap12 about anything sport related.

avatar for Callum RoomCallum Room

Callum Room, 22, is a reporter for the Sports Gazette and a recent history graduate from the University of Leicester. Callum is a fan of many sports, especially football, rugby, tennis and cricket. He is a huge Liverpool supporter and followed them all the way to Madrid last summer. The twenty-two-year-old has played sp...

avatar for Charlie GordonCharlie Gordon

Charlie is a politics graduate who will write and report for the Sports Gazette in 2020/21. His experience in written journalism, radio broadcasting and podcasting shall be put to good use in primary areas of football, basketball, boxing and athletics.

avatar for Charlie PizeyCharlie Pizey

Charlie is a British sports journalist who follows a wide range of sports but specialises in all things football. He previously wrote for the Pride of London and hosted a podcast during his time as a student at the University of Bristol.

avatar for Chris BowdenChris Bowden

Chris is a keen sports fan, rugby union follower, mountain biker and he is into most water sports such as surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and ocean swimming. He lived in Australia for 11 years so the rivalry between the two countries in sport is of particular interest to him.

avatar for Colin BenjaminColin Benjamin

Colin Benjamin is currently part of the communications team for Cricket West Indies/West Indies Cricket Team. He has 10 years experience working as a journalist and sport communications roles in Football and Cricket in the Caribbean and North America.

avatar for Dami AdewaleDami Adewale

My main sports interests lie in basketball, American football and football. As a graduate of Politics and Sociology, I not only look at sports as a medium of entertainment but a key aspect in shaping society.

avatar for Danny ClarkDanny Clark

Danny, 23, is a graduate from his home city of Cardiff where he completed an undergraduate degree in Sport and Social Sciences. Born and raised in Wales, Danny’s main sporting passions are tennis, football and rugby union. Being a student in Cardiff for three years Danny was able to regularly attend high profile spor...

avatar for Daragh MinogueDaragh Minogue

Editorial advisor to the Sports Gazette, Daragh runs the postgraduate sports journalism courses at St.Mary's University in London. After Spurs, his sporting loyalties are divided (Scottish father, Irish mother, but grew up in England). He could have made a living as Russell Crowe's stunt double.

avatar for Emily SalleyEmily Salley

Emily, 22, was born in Ireland and has recently graduated from Cardiff University with a BA degree in Journalism. During her time in the Welsh capital, Emily worked alongside Game On Wales, a local sports charity, producing articles and a monthly newsletter whilst also contributing to the sports section of the univer...

avatar for Ewan LuryEwan Lury

Having graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Classical Civilisation degree, Ewan soon realised his true calling was in writing about sports

From the intricacies of Billy Gilmour's playstyle, to the top players from the 2021 Overwatch League, Ewan has you covered across all of football and eSports

avatar for Felipe LimaFelipe Lima

Felipe Lima, 29, Italo-Brasileiro, a life-long sports aficionado, multi-linguist, Adobe suite junkie and a Gooner since Thierry. He is Sports Gazette’s Social Media Editor and holds a degree in Sports Management from St. Mary’s, Twickenham. He is an advocate for highlighting upcoming young talent. @felipemdlima1

avatar for Flavia FestaFlavia Festa

Flavia Festa, 23, recently graduated in Multimedia Journalism at Loyola University Chicago. She is a fan of many sports, especially swimming, water polo, football and volleyball. Flavia is a Napoli supporter and an #ItaliaTeam supporter. With the aspiration of becoming a Sports Journalist and of covering the Olympic Ga...

avatar for George MalletGeorge Mallet

Writing the stories behind characters in the world of boxing and athletics, I'll aim to bring you the best from two fascinating sports.

avatar for Hal FishHal Fish

Hal, 24, is currently studying a Sports Journalism Masters at St Mary’s University. English by birth, Hal emigrated to New Zealand with his family aged eleven and now speaks fluent Kiwi (not entirely dissimilar to English). Inevitably, his time spent in New Zealand left him a fan of both Rugby and Cricket; however,...

avatar for Hamish PercyHamish Percy

Rugby union and football fanatic. Wasps ultra and Liverpool fan. Hamish, 22, is a recent graduate from the University of Nottingham where he attained a first in History and was awarded a national prize for his dissertation. Hamish has always had a love for sport, growing up playing mainly rugby union and hockey...

avatar for Hermione HatfieldHermione Hatfield

Formula 1 fanatic and keen hockey player. Hermione is a recent graduate from the University of St Andrews, where she completed a four year Masters in History. Having competed from a young age she now turns her attention to writing about sport, specialising in motorsport for the Sports Gazette.

avatar for Inam YaphiInam Yaphi

Inam Yaphi is a born and raised Capetonian, Writes about football and loves a bit of boxing.

avatar for Jake JonesJake Jones

Jake is the combat sports section head who has a background in Film, Television and Digital Production. He is an MMA enthusiast with previous experience covering Cage Warriors, BellatorMMA, FAME MMA UK and Cage Warriors South East Academy at their live events. He has also taken part in many digital based projects ran...

avatar for Jeremy AddleyJeremy Addley

Jeremy, 23, is a graduate from Queens University Belfast. Covering most major sports in the UK alongside what's happening across the pond in the US. Expect articles surrounding the relationship between politics and sports!

avatar for Joe GiovanelliJoe Giovanelli

Joe is a sports science graduate at St Mary's University, working toward an MA in international sports journalism. He is the current American Sports editor at Sports Gazette & writer at The Touchdown. Joe is also the creator & host of The Overtime Show podcast.

avatar for Jonathan SmithJonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith ( is the football editor at Sports Gazette. He has written for a number of publications, including CPBL English and The Taiwan Times. He runs and has appeared on BBC World Service, discussing Taiwan’s successful sporting response to the ongoing coronav...

avatar for Josh SimJosh Sim

Josh is a writer and broadcaster with a keen interest in German football. He recently completed a History and Politics degree at the University of Warwick, and was Head of Sport at student radio station RAW 1251AM. He subedited for Champions Journal and has written for 90min and Get German Football News. Twitter - @JoshSim8

avatar for Julia CookJulia Cook

After a year at Arsenal FC, Julia completed a BSc in sport science, building her journalism portfolio including articles in national publications, alongside working with Sport Swansea, British Athletics and Vinco. Julia has competed in athletics to a national level, football to an academy level and a stint with GB skeleton.

avatar for Kiran Tom SajanKiran Tom Sajan

Kiran Tom Sajan is a journalist who has over 10 years of experience in India. He moved to London in 2019 to chase his childhood dream of becoming a sports journalist at the hub of all sports. His main interests are cricket, football, tennis and all Olympic sports. Currently doing MA in Sports Journalism at St Mary...

avatar for Kristina ThiedeitzKristina Thiedeitz

Kristina, 24, comes from Germany, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree focused on sports journalism. Part of this study program was a semester abroad, which she completed in Madrid. Through her practical studies, she has been able to gain a lot of experience in front of and behind the camera. She has also wo...

avatar for Laoishe MacCanaLaoishe MacCana

A passionate, driven and enthusiastic 22-year-old with a BSc (hons) in Television & Broadcasting (First class) from the University of Portsmouth. At university a variety of journalistic roles were experienced including, gymnastics media executive, Pure Fm news team, and UPSU TV channel’s resident presenter...

avatar for Lewis PangratiouLewis Pangratiou

Sports journalist from Barnet, North London. Lover of most sports but particularly interested in football, rugby and cricket. Arsenal season ticket holder for many years, therefore perpetually upset about the Gunners. Often find me defending Mesut Ozil and all things Arsenal on twitter: @LPangratiou

avatar for Lukas FlottmeyerLukas Flottmeyer

Lukas, 23, is a German "Health & Exercise Science" graduate. He is a passionate Schalke fan and experienced radio presenter. Besides crying over Schalke games, he is passioned about American sports and the Olympics.
Twitter: @Vlot_ty

avatar for Luke CollinsLuke Collins

Luke, 22, is half English and half Italian, which made for an interesting Euro 2020 final. He is a history graduate from the University of Nottingham, and a lifelong Chelsea and Dulwich Hamlet fan. As well as studying the beautiful game, he is a frequent watcher of rugby, Formula One, and mixed martial arts. Twit...

avatar for Luke YoungLuke Young

Luke, 22, recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Television and Broadcasting and has worked as a match-day camera operator for Portsmouth FC where he found his passion for sports media. Luke aims to specialise in sports journalism, reporting on a range of sports including football, tennis,...

avatar for Madhavan RamanujamMadhavan Ramanujam

Hey there! I am Madhavan and I love watching and covering sports (football and cricket in particular). Excited to be a part of the Sports Gazette team and looking forward to an year of content!

avatar for Maitane Alaña PlaceMaitane Alaña Place

Maitane Alaña was born to a half Spanish and half English family, but has always lived in Bilbao, in the north of Spain. This is where her passion about football grew by playing for different teams and watching Athletic Club of Bilbao’s matches.
She completed her Journalism Degree in Bilbao and started getting experi...

avatar for Marcus HockeyMarcus Hockey

Marcus, 22, hails from North Yorkshire, and completed undergraduate degree in Sport Science at St Mary's University, however decided to move away from the scientific side of sport, and move towards the more creative. Marcus enjoys cricket and football, with an unfortunate affection for Leeds Utd. However his main passio...

avatar for Maria GrechMaria Grech

With a lifelong passion for sports, I am delighted to put my love and knowledge on all things sport and write for the Sports Gazette. I have experience of writing for @Zicoball and @Vavel for Crystal Palace FC. I hope to bring you articles that are thought-provoking and interesting to read.

avatar for Mary AkinsolaMary Akinsola

Human, Sports Lover, Valid Dreams, Grad Chemist turned Sports Broadcaster. Practicing Christian. As Choleric as they come. Realist.

avatar for Mitchell MarshallMitchell Marshall

@MitchAMarshall is an experienced broadcast journalist serving as Olympic Editor and contributor for American sports, tennis and football. Originally from Colorado, he loves telling stories about sport as an international language.
His loyalties lie with Denver teams, AFC Bournemouth, and The Chudley Cannons.
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avatar for Muireann DuffyMuireann Duffy

Muireann, 21, is from the West of Ireland and came to St Mary's after completing a BA in Journalism and New Media at the University of Limerick, during which time she worked with her local newspaper and radio station.
Muireann was chosen as the Irish National Press Council's student bursary recipient in 2019 for...

avatar for Myles McDevittMyles McDevitt

Myles, 22 hails from Cheltenham where his passions are rugby union and horse racing. Myles studied an undergraduate degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism at UCFB Wembley. He has had previous written work published for Sportsvibe, GiveMeSport and Gloucestershire Live.

avatar for Nakul PandeNakul Pande

Nakul is a broadcaster, podcaster and writer, specialising in cricket through his work as Assistant Editorial Director of, but with a love of all things sport and a keen interest in the intersections of sport and the society in which it exists.

avatar for Nat HaywardNat Hayward

Nat, 22, is an English literature and creative writing graduate and football obsessive with experience producing content for the Sky Sports Football website. He looks forward to using his extensive knowledge the game to produce immersive and eye opening content from grassroots right through to the elite leagues.

avatar for Nathan Frazer-CarrollNathan Frazer-Carroll

Hi, I'm Nathan Frazer-Carroll. As Deputy Editor of the Sports Gazette I'm a lover of all things sport. My main areas of interest are Football, Athletics, Combat Sports and Snooker! I was born in North London and I'm a University of Manchester graduate with a BA in Philosophy and Politics.

avatar for Olga BagatiniOlga Bagatini

Brazilian journalist. Worked at some leading sports newsrooms in Brazil and has written a blog about Women's Football at Yahoo!. Always striving for more participation of women in all areas of sport.

avatar for Piers DunhamPiers Dunham

Piers is a graduate from Cardiff University where he studied English Literature. He is a sports obsessive, mainly focusing in football, rugby and cricket. He has experience writing for various outlets and now is working for the Sports Gazette team as the sub-editorial co-head covering rugby.

avatar for Pranav ShahaneyPranav Shahaney

English Literature Major. Studies MA Sports Journalism at St. Mary's, Twickenham. Has three years of experience working in the print industry working for nationals and locals and has been writing professionally about sport since 2015. Has reported on international sport for a plethora of websites spanning over t...

avatar for Roberto PetruccoRoberto Petrucco

Roberto is a Football Editor with the Sports Gazette. His love of football started as a child where he fell in love with Walsall FC. Originally an actor, Roberto has a keen interest in the EFL and a passion for Tennis. Outside of journalism, Roberto represents clubs in East London playing both Football and Tennis.

avatar for Ruby MaloneRuby Malone

Irish in nationality, London Irish at heart, Ruby holds a First Class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. A football fanatic serving a life sentence on the ‘Gooner’ rollercoaster, she is also interested in tennis and gymnastics. Her main focus is diversity in sport and its impact on society.

avatar for Sam Billinghurst-BrownSam Billinghurst-Brown

Football and Boxing fanatic! Excited to produce a widespread of momentous football and boxing content for the Sports Gazette.

avatar for Sam JacotSam Jacot

Sam, 22, recently graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) in History. At Leeds he headed up the sports team on Leeds Student Radio, presenting weekly live shows and hosting a football podcast. He has written for various publications and is a tennis fanatic. Twitter: @samjacot

avatar for Sam StephensonSam Stephenson

Sam is 21, and recently completed a history degree at Royal Holloway, where he also co-hosted a history themed chat show on the student radio station and wrote for the union magazine. He's a long suffering Arsenal fan staying sane through writing!

avatar for Sarah GlentonSarah Glenton

Sarah is a 22-year-old part-time trainee sports journalist at St Marys University. In July 2018 she graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Reading; during her time at Reading she was a Sports Columnist for the university newspaper, The Spark. Despite growing up in west London, Sarah ...

avatar for Sarah WilmoreSarah Wilmore

Sarah, 22, holds a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing from the University of Reading. Throughout her degree, Sarah wrote for her student newspaper and gained valuable experience with Sky Sports and Golf Monthly. A keen golfer, Sarah has a handicap of two and represents her county. Twitter/Instagram: @sjdwilmore

avatar for Sheyma MukhtarSheyma Mukhtar

Sheyma Mukhtar is a 22-year-old East African who is born and raised in London. She is currently completing a Masters in Sports Journalism, Sheyma is also a Journalism Diversity Fund recipient and has had a deep passion for football since visiting her first football match in 2009. Sheyma's other passions also include v...

avatar for Tadhg CreedonTadhg Creedon

Names Tadhg Creedon from Cork, Ireland - Sports Journalist specializing in horse racing and GAA. Will look to tell the stories that others don't. Lifelong Man United fan aswell and lover of all things outdoors.

avatar for Terry VogtTerry Vogt

Terry, 28, is a New York born sports writer mainly covering basketball, football, and American football.

avatar for Tess DerryTess Derry

Tess is a lifelong Chelsea fan and a professional Sports Photographer and Picture Editor. She is excited to put her knowledge and passion for sport into writing for the Sports Gazette.

avatar for Thomas ClarkThomas Clark

Thomas has been obsessively involved with sport his whole life, whether that be playing, watching or writing about it, sport has always played a huge role in his life.

Thomas has lived on four continents and has taken his love of sport with him wherever he has been, his travels have taken him to over 50 countries...

avatar for Toby RathborneToby Rathborne

Football fanatic and keen tennis player. Toby, 21, is a graduate of the University of Surrey in Business Management. He is now motivated to make engaging and informative content covering a wide range of sports.
Twitter: @TobyRathborne

avatar for Tusdiq DinTusdiq Din

Sports journalist. UK and international published work. Now also trying a bit of radio.

avatar for Vicki MerrickVicki Merrick

Motorsport fanatic, avid athletics runner, and lifelong Leeds United fan. Currently contributes to the Sport Gazette as a Social Media Manager. Is excited to use this knowledge and experience to start producing content for the Sports Gazette. Currently, an F1 Feeder Series writer and regular guest on the Motorsport Podcast.

avatar for Viraj BhatiaViraj Bhatia

Viraj, 24, graduated in 2017 from Lancaster University with a BA(Hons) in Business Studies. He was the University 1st Team Cricket Captain, Sports Officer at the Student Union and member of six sports teams. He has also worked at Star Sports in India. Twitter: @virajb37

avatar for Will RoganWill Rogan

Will, 22, from Manchester is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh in Spanish and English Literature. He is editor of the Sports Gazette. Will’s particular interests include football in the Spanish-speaking world, rugby union, and Liverpool FC. He has extensive experiences of live sport from elite to grassroots level.

avatar for Xander ChevallierXander Chevallier

Having graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Political Science and International Relations, Xander realised Westminster wasn't for him and turned to his real passion, sport. He specialises in being a rugby nause, but will report on everything from the Olympics all the way through to Ultimate Frisbee!

avatar for Yara El-ShabouryYara El-Shaboury

Yara El-Shaboury has done work in both written, digital, and broadcast journalism. Her main interest is football, and she is particularly keen on telling untold sports stories from across the globe.

avatar for Yasmin RyderYasmin Ryder

Olympic editor and keen sportswomen Yasmin, is excited to start writing and producing content for the Sports Gazette. With a particular focus on Athletics and of course the Olympics.

avatar for Yoseph KiflieYoseph Kiflie

Yoseph is an editor for the Sports Gazette. He has a BA Hons in History from the University of Cambridge, where he first began writing about and commentating on sport. Yoseph has since written for HuffPost UK, worked for BBC Sport, and became a Journalism Diversity Fund recipient. Twitter: @KiflieYoseph