Award-winning Journalism: Women's Rugby

My regional cap.

"First XV" article

I spent many years often as the only regular journalist covering women's rugby in the early days of the sport, and was the Press Officer for the inaugural Women's Rugby World Cup and the Women's Rugby Football Union. These specialist publications included:

Rugby World (my own column for six years)
Rugby News
First XV
Rothmans Year Book (seven years creating an annual review combined with the statistics of the season across all playing standards)

I also played for Richmond WRFC in Surrey, UK for seven seasons during which I was selected for the South East Region, trialed for Scotland, and was considered for England. I captained the Richmond 2nd Sevens Team but my career was ended by a catastrophic broken leg.

Peer recognition for my mostly unpaid/loss making work as a rugby writer.

Honoured to be inducted in November during the Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

My Hall of Fame cap. Inductee 157.

One of many specialist rugby titles for whom I wrote back in the day.

Review of the 1991 World Cup P1

Review of the 1991 World Cup P2

Review of the 1991 World Cup P3

Preview of the 1991 World Cup

Preview of 1991 World Cup P2

Coverage of the 1994 World Cup in Edinburgh for "First XV". I was an accredited freelance reporter at the event.

Here my advertising writing and rugby life collided with this award-winning promotion for Tetley's Bitter. It had to feature the brand spokesman who was the men's England captain: Martin Johnson. It was highly commended in the Institute of Sales Promotion awards, as the campaign not only worked but generated a lot of press coverage too.

A press ad with the same promotion. You'll find the supporting radio campaign of two commercials on my radio reel elsewhere on this website.


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