We’re looking for more writers to join our Friends of Football website team

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Ever fancied becoming a football writer? Or you’ve written copy before and want to do it again?

Friends of Football are looking to add to their team of volunteer writers.

Since our website launched last year, we’ve published almost 2,500 stories about local and international football, all of which are of interest to New Zealand football fans.

While we have initially focussed on the Northern and WaiBOP regions, we plan to extend our coverage to the rest of the country.

We seek:

  • Enthusiasts who either have journalism/media experience or are willing to learn (we’ll provide support and encouragement).
  • Volunteers who are clear about their levels of commitment — we have opportunities for those who want to write lots of stories, and for those who just want to help occasionally.
  • Students who are considering careers in the media, and who want to build their experience.

While we want more writers in the north, we’re also keen to find writers with a specific interest in covering:

  • Futsal.
  • Secondary schools football.

What’s in it for you?

Our team are all volunteers, but we look to help them develop their writing and editing skills so they can put them to use in other ways.

One member of our team has found employment (in football communications) as a direct result of his work with our website.

Another of our young writers, still at high school, has had stories published in mainstream media and is building an impressive portfolio of work to help her pursue a journalism career, if that’s what she chooses.

Our editing process provides feedback for our writers to help them learn and to improve.

Oh, and we have fun doing it! It’s our way of getting the most out of football.

Find out more

To learn more, contact Friends of Football editor Josh Easby by emailing [email protected].

You can also attend a free workshop to be co-hosted by Northern Region Football and Friends of Football that aims to help anyone writing about football or who wants to better promote the sport through communications.

The Connecting Football workshop will be an excellent forum for anyone considering becoming a football writer.

READ MORE: Connecting Football — a free workshop to help the promotion of our sport >>>>

The workshop is planned for 10am-4pm, on Saturday March 11, 2023, at Harbour Sport, Sports House, Stadium Drive, Albany, Auckland.

Tea/coffee and lunch will be provided for participants.

Main photo credit: Ioana Han on Unsplash

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