Matt clearly has an aptitude and attitude to do great things. That Matt had the drve and courage to approach me in the first instance is to his huge credit and an indication of his passion for sports reporting - I have no doubt he will distinguish himself in a journalistic career if he wishes to.
Matt Pauling
Solutions Manager,
Youth Sport Trust
I must say that Matt does appear to have a talent for reporting and conducted himself in a very professional manner during his time with us. It was apparent from Matt's reporting after the first match that he had perhaps not written many reports on Cricket prior to the game, but it was very impressive to seethat he had taken the feedback on board to improve his pieces as the tournament progressed.
Dan Porter
Marketing Executive,
Essex County Cricket Club

Matt was tasked with writing lists, features and news stories - all of which he completed to a very professional standard.His writing is well structured and he knows how to angle a story. Matt was also given the task of helping to film a social video. He successfully managed to persuade strangers in Chelmsford to sing a song for the World Cup. He also pitched his own news ideas which we loved so much we commissioned them and they went online. He was a pleasure to work with, fitted in with the team and we would happily have him back.

Bronya Smolen
Social Media Editor,
Essex Live
I have asked Matt to write Chelmsford City stories and match reports on many occasions and have been very happy with the copy he has produced. He understands and delivers the brief I have given him, producing quote-led match reports, and stories that are good enough to place on the back page of the paper. He has also suggested story ideas, which I have commissioned, and he has then conducted an interview and provided photos when necessary. I have been very pleased with his work and do not hesitate to contact him if we need a story writing.
Matt Harris
Sport Content Editor,
Essex Chronicle