Hi! My name is Matt (as it says above) and I am a trainee journalist who focuses on community news and local sports. My previous work has featured on the likes of EssexLive, LastWordOnFootball, TheFA.co.uk, GiveMeSport and Prost International. I am currently in the second year of my journalism degree at Nottingham Trent University.

My main interest in sports journalism began as a youngster while attending matches involving my local non-league side, Chelmsford City Football Club.

A series of volunteer opportunities arose for me while attending matches, including within the club’s official media department. Having first provided content to the club’s fan website, Claret Army, I shortly afterwards began to produce content for the matchday programme.

Eventually I became a media assistant with the club, before occupying the role of Press Officer for a number of years while studying my GCSEs and A Levels.