The Team

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Andrew Phillips – Managing Director

Role: Web Publishing & Web Marketing for bands, Creating Digital Content, Sports Marketing,
15yrs+ in sports-related media within the UK, marketing official contracts for the European PGA Tour, The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, The Football Association, The Rugby Football Union, The Lawn Tennis Association and others as well as launching projects with various sporting legends such as Greg Norman and Ian Botham. Key work: Brands and their digital presence.
Digital Publishing and Digital Content Creation specialist.
Founder of Sporting Media..
IT: Digital Technology and Human Computer Interaction Stanford University
Favourite Sport: Rugby and Golf.
Also loves: Tennis, Football and Athletics.
Plays: Golf, Tennis, Table-Tennis and Cricket.

John Clark – Technical Director

Role: Senior Director, Director of Website Development, Director of IT and Web Technologies
20yrs in sports-related media within the UK. Co-Founder of ‘World of Golf’ and ‘World of Rugby’ Magazines.
Co-Founded and headed up the web development of one of the UK’s first online sports magazines in 1997 which consisted of ‘World of Golf Online’, ‘World of Rugby Online’ and ‘World of Football Online’. All 3 sites followed the formulae of providing free editorial and results, in return for advertising revenues.
Founder of Artificial Art, a leading Web Technologies business established over 10yrs ago.
Expert in open source Content Management Systems including WordPress, Umbraco, Expression Engine, Drupal and Joomla.
Microsoft Partner and member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Favourite Sport: Golf and Sailing.
Also loves: Football and Rugby.
Plays: Golf and is an avid Sailor.

Paul Trow – Editorial Director

Role: Editor-in Chief of Magazine and Web Magazine Publishing
35years experience in sports journalism working for most of the biggest newspapers in the UK. Contributor to the Independent. Former Chairman of the Sports Journalists’ Association. Founding editor of numerous sports magazines. Editor of Arnold Palmer’s Kingdom Magazine, one of the USA’s most prestigious sports publications and Editor of World of Golf Magazine.
Favourite Sport: Golf and Cricket.
Also loves: Rugby, Football and Athletics.
Plays: Golf and Cricket.

Sarah Anne – Operations Director

Role: Head of Project Workflows, Prince2 Qualified Project Manager
Expert in Program Management, Project Management and Risk Management. MBA holder with 8yrs experience in middle and senior management within major organisations. Specialist in large public sector led projects.
Favourite Sport: Gymnastics.
Also loves: Golf and International Football.
Enjoys the gym and was previously a Personal Fitnesss Instructor.

Our Sports Writers

Sporting Media has always featured and commissioned work from the very best journalists in sport. Their witty, colourful, authoritative and informative commentary constitutes the bulk of all our published material. We are extremely proud to continue to work with the very best wordsmiths in sport to produce great copy for sports magazines, sports websites and sports marketing activities.

Some of Sporting Media’s main sports writers past and present include:-
 
SIR NICK FALDO

Europe’s greatest ever golfer, winning 42 titles and 6 Major Championships. One of the world’s greatest, most important and most exciting golf course designers. The biggest contributor to junior golf in the world helping to develop over 5,000 talented young golfers in 25 countries each year with tournaments, training, and personal support and advice.

PAUL TROW

Paul is Editor and Founding Editor of numerous Sports Magazines and a Contributor to the Independent. A prolific and celebrated Editor and Former Chairman of the Sports Journalists’ Association for a record breaking 5 years. Paul is Editor of Arnold Palmer’s Kingdom Magazine and Editor of World of Golf Magazine.

DAVE CANNON

World Renowned, Multi-Awards Winning Sports Photographer for Getty Images, the World’s greatest images supplier. Specialises in golf and football images, has a true passion for sport and is a formidable golfer. First published in the Daily Express, became the lead sports photographer for Allsport which was bought by Getty Images in 1998 and was the most highly respected sport photo agency in the world. Author of ‘Fairways of the World’ and one of the World’s greatest ever sports photographers.

BARRY NEWCOMBE

Chairman of the Sports Journalists’ Association. Lifetime in sports journalism including covering rugby and tennis for 19yrs with the Evening Standard and then for 12yrs with the Sunday Express. One of the leading writers for wimbledon.org during the Championship each year. Regular contributor to the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. Olympic Games Press Attaché to the British written media during the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 games.

 
ART SPANDER

Author, Columnist for San Francisco Examiner, Contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Winner of PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award 2009.

JOHN HOPKINS

Author, former golf correspondent of the Times and the Sunday Times for over 25yrs, golf correspondent of Times.co.uk. Multiple Awards Winning golf journalist.

FRANK KEATING

Multiple Awards Winning sports journalist. Columnist to the Guardian and formerly the newspaper’s Chief Sports Writer.

STEVEN ROE

Regular contributor to Golf Monthly Magazine. Freelance Travel Writer. Travel Contributor to the FT and to the FT ‘How to Spend it’ magazine.

 
MARTIN JOHNSON

Mutliple Awards Winning writer with a lifetime Career in Sports Journalism. Freelance sports writer, author, Sky Sports pundit and regular contributor to The Sunday Times. Helped establish The Independent’s sports desk as a cricket correspondent when the paper began in the 80’s. Served as Sports Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and then the Sunday Times.

STEVEN JONES

Celebrated Rugby Correspondent of the Sunday Times for over 20yrs. One of rugby’s most influential commentators. Winner of the Sports Journalists’ Association ‘Sports Story of the Year’, and ‘Sports Journalist of the Year’ Awards. Critically acclaimed Author and regular contributor to Rugby World Magazine where his career began.

OWEN SLOT

Chief Sports Reporter of The Times. Multiple Awards Winning Sports Writer, he has twice been named Sports Feature Writer of the Year and three times Sports News Reporter of the Year. Multi-talented former tennis player, Owen Slot is also an author of romantic comedies and children’s books for Puffin.

DAVID HANDS

Rugby Writer and former Rugby Correspondent of The Times for 28yrs. Hands has written several books, among them the autobiographies of England’s Rory Underwood and Peter Wheeler and a history of the 5 Nations Championship and has served on a number of advisory committees established by the International Rugby Board prior to successive Rugby World Cups.

 
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES

Global Golf Editor at Thomson Reuters and based in Los Angeles since 2005, Mark is responsible for orchestrating and shaping Reuters coverage of major golf tours around the world. Mark was formerly Chief Sub-Editor and Golf Correspondent at Reuters in London.

BRENDAN GALLAGHER

Rugby reporter, columnist and feature writer of The Telegraph. Multi-talented Brendan Gallagher also reports for The Telegraph on cycling, basketball and athletics and can often be heard on various BBC radio channels offering sports commentary.

MICK CLEARY

Celebrated Rugby Correspondent of The Telegraph since 1997 before which Mick was general feature writer for The Observer. Author and editor of numerous rugby books and official rugby yearbooks.

NEIL MANTHORP

South African writer and broadcaster based in Capetown. Best known for his cricket coverage, he is a regular commentator for SABC radio and has also joined the host radio teams in West Indies, New Zealand, Australia and England. Neil also writes on golf and rugby.

 
ROBERT PHILIP

Freelance sports writer with over 25yrs in sports journalism. Former sports correspondent with Rueters for 8 years. Became Chief Sports Feature writer with Scotland on Sunday and then Chief Sports Columnist for The Telegraph. During 15yrs with The Telegraph Robert won 3 major sports writer of the year awards from the Sports Journalists’ Association and interviewed a host of sporting legends including Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Shaq O’Neal, Martina Navratilova , Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Andy Murray.

LEWINE MAIR

Author and Golf Correspondent to the Daily Telegraph. Accomplished golfer. First woman to serve as the Daily Telegraph’s Golf correspondent and the first to have been given a specialist position on the sports pages of a national paper.

NICK EDMUND

Nick Edmund is a barrister turned author, having written and edited the best seller ‘Following the Fairways’. A world renowned golf writer and contributor to numerous golf magazines; Nick is a senior director for Nick Faldo Enterprises.

WF DEEDES (d)

Former editor of the Daily Telegraph, former columnist of the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, one of Britain’s most brilliant and best loved writers of all time. Golf partner to Dennis Thatcher, chief suspect in Private Eye’s ‘Dear Bill’ spoofs. Military Cross Holder. Former Conservative MP, Junior Minister under Churchill and Cabinet Minister under Macmillan. Lord Bill Deedes was Former Ambassador for UNICEF and tireless campaigner against landmines.

MARC GARROD

Chief Golf Correspondent for the Press Association and as such, one of the UK’s most read golf writers.

BRUCE CRITCHLEY

Celebrated Author, much loved sports writer and legendary, award winning Sky Sports Golf Commentator.

CHRIS HEWETT

Award winning sports writer of The Independent and former Chairman of the Rugby Writers’ Association.

ALISTAIR TAIT

Senior Writer for Europe at Golf Week. Formerly Deputy Editor at Golf Monthly and Deputy Golf Editor at Today’s Golfer.

 
ROB WILDMAN

Freelance Sports Journalists and regular contributor to the Daily Mail and the  Mail on Sunday. Former sub on The Telegraph.

CLAIRE MIDDLETON

Hockey Correspondent to The Telegraph since 1993 and freelance golf, rowing and hockey journalist.

IAN MALIN

Author, Senior Sports Sub Editor at guardian.co.uk and rugby correspondent to The Guardian

ANDY FARRELL

Freelance Golf Writer and Golf Correspondent to the Independent and Independent on Sunday

 
TIM GLOVER

Freelance Sports Writer formerly sports correspondent of the Independent on Sunday

CLIVE AGRAN

Freelance Golf Writer and regular contributor to Golf International, Golf Today and Golf Monthly.

KEVIN FERRIE

Chief Sports Writer at The Herald, and former Chief Rugby Writer at The Herald.

ROBIN BARWICK

Freelance golf writer, contributor to The Guardian and former editor of SGB Sports.

 
ROBERT KITSON

Multiple Awards Winning Rugby Correspondent of The Guardian.

BARRIE FAIRALL

Sports writer and former Sports Correspondent of The Telegraph.

MARK REASON

Golf Correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph.

ALEX SPINK

Rugby Correspondent of The Mirror

 
DAVE ROGERS

Multi Awards Winning and renowned rugby and general sports photographer for Getty Images, the World’s best sports photography agency.

 

NOTE FOR SPORTS WRITERS: We always encourage new writing talent but please be published in established NATIONAL media before approaching us with CV’s and submissions.

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