Month: June 2018

New London sports writing classes: 23rd June and Tuesday night classes

I have two sports classes coming up, and looking at my schedule, they may be the last one in the UK this year.

It is Saturday class on the 23rd of June, from 1000-1800, in SE20, near Penge East station.

The second is three Tuesday night classes, 19th of June, 26th of June and 3rd of July, from 1900-2200, in SE20, near Penge East station. Sadly this one has been cancelled.

The classes cost £75, an class sizes are limited.

If you’ve heard enough, and you’re in, email me here. If you can’t make it to London there is always the online course.

The course is based on my career as a bloke who parked cars for a living at 27, and at 38 is the global writer for ESPNcricinfo. I had no qualification in journalism, contacts, or any idea how the media worked. So the course is me reverse engineering my career, looking at media trends and other people who have been successful. The idea is that it can help people become better writers, with practically ways of thinking and writing about sport. There are lectures, examples and also some in class work.

The course will cover:

Who you are as a writer

How to think about athletes and teams

What kind of articles you can write

My biggest fuck ups

How to find sport stories

The tools of modern sports writing

A guide to interviewing

How to write for different publications

A start to finish guide on long-form writing

Data and writing

Breaking into the industry

Podcasting, videos and film

And Giant Lizard Theory

More info on the course here.



75 quid


Saturday, 23 June.

If you are interested in booking email me here for queries.

Location: A place in SE20, London.