Hi, my name is Sophie England and I write all the reports and story’s on this website.
I am an 18 year old girl, aspiring to be a Journalist. My specialist subject is Sport in which I have also, participated and watched for most of my life. Unfortunately, I was born with a heart condition known as Tricuspid Atresia and therefore, this can limited the level of intensity I could compete at. But, as someone who has a real passion for sport and also, writing in general, I came to grow a love for Journalism as I could express and pass on my knowledge in Sport from gaining different views, from playing to analysing. I am hoping to go on to University in September to study Journalism to help me build a career and fulfil my desire to be a Journalist.
When I was younger I always had a dream to be a writer on BBC Sport as well as a life goal of being a reporter on Sky Sports News. My idol is Gabby Logan as I’ve always believed she has my dream job and in July 2016 I met her at the Anniversary Games of which we had a lovely conversation which inspired me further. Sky Sports News is something I have watched all of my life gaining my knowledge in Sport Journalism as well as supporting my local football team Southend United and my favourite football team Tottenham Hotspur.
These are two teams I have grown up supporting. In October 2016, I took a step into following my dreams when I completed work experience at Southend United where I worked with the local Southend Echo reporter. I watched the game live at Roots Hall, (Southend United vs. Shrewsbury Town) recorded notes, spoke to the players and managers before putting all together in a match report. I absolutely loved it and it inspired me further into getting into the Journalism industry and gave me a wonderful insight as well as providing me with fantastic knowledge.
I am now currently at University of Essex in my first year, studying Multimedia Journalism!