Specialist areas and skills
Sports sub-editing, sports reporting, proof reading and tipping. Won the Littlewoods Xperts competition for forecasting draws twice in six years and was a member of The Times horse racing desk who won the Racing Post National Press Challenge in 1995 for finding more winners than any of their rivals.
News and sports reporter at Waltham Forest Guardian (1967-74); sports reporter at Luton News (1974-75) and Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph (1975-76) followed by short spell on results desk of Sunday Telegraph; sports sub-editor at The Times (1977-1997), first on general desk and then horse racing desk, as well as doing football match reports on Saturdays.
Worked as a sports freelance since thatdate for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Sunday Times and Weekly Telegraph. Pools forecaster for The Times for 18 years and regular contributor to Gunflash, the Arsenal Supporters' Club magazine.