Career Chronology

Here’s a detailed overview of my career journey, with information on qualifications, achievements and specific jobs.

  • 2006, aged 12 – As a hobby, I began writing about football and baseball in personal journals.
  • 2007, aged 13 – I started to experiment with various informal blogs, developing a unique style.
  • 2008, aged 14 – Chronicled the entire Boston Red Sox baseball season in an as-yet unpublished book.
  • 2009, aged 15 – Won the prestigious Kate Helen Cup for Creative Writing, a school award for literary excellence.
  • 2011, aged 17 – Achieved 11 GCSEs, including A* in English Language & A in Literature.
  • 2012, aged 18 – Decided to focus on developing my interest in writing and media from hobby to professional career. This included vast expansion of my portfolio, with new sport blogs created and voluntary media posts with Tranmere Rovers and the British Baseball Federation adding weight to my journalistic schedule.
  • 2013, aged 19 – Achieved 3 A-Levels, including B in English Literature.
  • 2013, aged 19 – Interviewed former Major League Baseball star, Gabe Kapler, while researching for an article on the World Series, which he won with the Boston Red Sox in 2004. Click here to see the finished article.
  • 2013, aged 19 – Oversaw further expansion of portfolio, in order to gain more “hands-on” experience.
  • 2013, aged 19 – Won the illustrious British Baseball Writing Award for excellent prose in a national competition.
  • 2014, aged 19 – Continued to develop my portfolio, broaden my following, and enrich my media experience by launching new voluntary ventures.
  • 2014, aged 19 – Became a regular columnist for Love Wirral, covering Tranmere Rovers.
  • 2014, aged 19 – Wrote a feature article for the Southern Daily Echo on new Southampton FC manager Ronald Koeman.
  • 2014, aged 19 – Became a feature columnist for FanSided, America’s fastest-growing sports network, covering Major League Baseball.
  • 2014, aged 19 – Received 191,000 views on a Major League Baseball Trade Deadline feature for FanSided, breaking all personal records to this point. Click here to read the finished article.
  • 2014, aged 19 – Interviewed, and wrote an exclusive feature piece with Adriaan Visser, the President of PEC Zwolle, a Dutch football club which rose from liquidation to European competition in just twenty-five years. Click here to read the finished article.
  • 2014, aged 20 – Began contributing feature articles to The Lake, a thriving community magazine in Wirral.
  • 2015, aged 20 – Had feature article on the Cowshed Stand at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park published in Late Tackle, a renowned national football magazine.
  • 2015, aged 20 – Became a blogger and print columnist for Yawkey Way Report, the only gameday programme sold at Boston Red Sox baseball games.
  • 2015, aged 20 – Wrote a feature article on Dutch football for Football Weekends, a national magazine sold in all major British outlets.
  • 2015, aged 20 – Made debut writing for The Guardian, with a detailed feature on Joe DiMaggio and the San Francisco Seals baseball team. Click here to read the finished piece.
  • 2015, aged 20 – Landed an exclusive interview with Tranmere Rovers co-owner, Nicola Palios, which became a feature article for Love Wirral taking a detailed look at the club’s long-term future.
  • 2015, aged 20 – Wrote a feature article for The Montreal Gazette on how I became a fan of the Canadiens NHL team. This piece was also syndicated in The Vancouver Sun. Click here to read the full article.
  • 2015, aged 21 – Launched Planet Prentonia, a hub for Tranmere Rovers news, analysis, history and culture.
  • 2016, aged 21 – Had match analysis of Barrow 3-4 Tranmere featured within a BBC Sport report. Click here to read it.
  • 2016, aged 21 – Began writing for These Football Times, a premier destination for coverage of that sport.
  • 2016, aged 21 – Launched The Pastime, a new showcase destination for all of my baseball writing.
  • 2016, aged 21 – Began writing feature articles on Tranmere Rovers for the Liverpool Echo, fulfilling a huge career ambition.
  • 2016, aged 21 – Made my debut writing freelance features for Paste Magazine, a thriving hub of cultural reporting. Click here to find links to that work.
  • 2016, aged 21 – Saw my insight published in a book for the first time. I was interviewed by Nige Tassell for The Bottom Corner: A Season With the Dreamers of Non-League Football, and my thoughts on Tranmere Rovers are included. The book can be purchased here.
  • 2016, aged 22 – Achieved a lifelong dream by covering the Major League Baseball World Series for BBC Sport. Click here to read the finished article.
  • 2016, aged 22 – Made my radio debut as a guest expert on BBC Radio Foyle in Northern Ireland, recapping the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win.
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