Introducing The Football Sack’s Class of 2021/22

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The Football Sack has a proud history of developing talent and helping young writers break into the industry.

As of this moment, our internship program has seen 87 of our writers complete our structured program and land a gig in the sports, media, and marketing industry.

With the 2021/22 A-League and W-League seasons just around the corner, this year will be no different as 15 new, young writers join our ranks.

To find our more about each writer, and to follow them on social media – head to our Meet The Team page.

Adelaide United

Cameron Ottenhoff will be covering Adelaide United for The Football Sack and joins us from Flinders University. Cameron is studying a double degree: a Bachelor of Media & Communications, and a Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity. Already having experience with Tennis South Australia as part of the media team during the Adelaide International Tennis Tournament, Cameron is also a board member of the South Australian Amateur Basketball League where he contributes his media and communication skills.

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Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar will be covered in detail this season with two writers on board in Bill Hedley and Min-Gyu Shim. Both writers come from the University of Queensland, where four other TFS Graduates have come from in the past.

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Bill is in his final year of a Bachelor of Journalism and is excited to write about his passion, being a football player for the past 16 years.

Min-Gyu is also studying a Bachelor of Journalism and is a life-long lover of football. He has experience already at 4ZZZ Radio and aspires to become a football commentator.

Canberra United

William Makepeace is our writer in the ACT this season where we will cover Canberra United. William is a second-year student studying a Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) at the University of Canberra (which has three past TFS Graduates). With aspirations to work in the media department of a professional club, William already has experience interviewing professional coaches and writing for online publications.

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Central Coast Mariners

Lifelong Central Coast Mariners fan, Mitchell Roese, will be covering the Mariners this season. Mitchell joins us from the wonderful program at University of Technology Sydney where he is a first-year student in the Bachelor of Communications Journalism. Dreaming of a career as a sports journalist, Mitchell already has experience with Channel Nine in Willoughby and NBN in Newcastle. We’re happy once again to host a UTS student where we have a proud history of eight TFS Graduates.

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Macarthur FC

Tom Macrae joins us from Western Sydney University and will be covering Macarthur FC for the 2021/22 A-League season. Studying a degree in Journalism, Tom loves writing and is looking to combine his talent as a writer with his passion for football. Western Sydney University have had two TFS Graduates in the past.

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Melbourne City

Football tragics may recognise the voice of Oscar Rutherford when they tune in to the live streaming of Football Victoria’s NPL competitions. Oscar has been providing his voice all season in the strong state league competition and has already won some fans in the football industry due to his work. Oscar joins us from Monash University where he is studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts. We have a strong relationship with Monash where five TFS Graduates have originated.

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Melbourne Victory

For anyone who listened to the podcast on The Football Sack about application tips, you would have heard the voice of Mitchell Turner who was co-host of that podcast series. Mitchell also joins us from Monash University where he is studying a Bachelor of Arts (double major in Journalism and International Relations) and will cover Melbourne Victory for us this season. Mitchell dreams of hosting his own radio show, and his experience so far includes time with the Herald Sun, a media internship with the Eastern Football and Netball League, and a position as Sports Editor for Monash’s Mojo News.

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Newcastle Jets

This season, Newcastle Jets will be covered by Grace Clegg who joins us from the University of Newcastle. Grace studies a Bachelor of Communication and is working hard to try and secure a job reporting on sport for a major news agency. The Football Sack and the University of Newcastle have a rich history with 12 TFS graduates coming from UoN – more than any other university.

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Perth Glory

For the first time in The Football Sack history, Perth Glory will be covered by two writers this season as Isabella Corbett and Lachlan Allen join our ranks in Western Australia. Both writers join us from Curtin University with Isabella studying a Master of Journalism while Lachlan is completing his Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Journalism and International Relations). Three TFS Graduates have come from Curtin in the past.

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Isabella is aiming to work in broadcasting and already has a wealth of experience in the industry: working in Marketing for Roobix, as a Copywriter and Social Media Coordinator for Edge Creative, and volunteering for Women in Media WA.

Lachlan has had a life-long love affair with football which includes coaching and refereeing. On the media side of things, Lachlan’s goal is to become a sportswriter and one day covering the English Premier League. His experience includes being published by the Western Independent and The Junction.

Sydney FC

Olivia Nunes-Malek is another intern this season who joins us from the University of Technology Sydney, where she is a final-year student studying a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism/Digital & Social Media) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in International Studies – Italian). Olivia is working towards becoming a foreign correspondent or investigative journalist and has experience already with the ABC, Boardroom Media, and Streem.

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Wellington Phoenix

Harry Bartle represents The Football Sack across the ditch as he joins us from Massey University to cover the Wellington Pheonix. Harry is a third-year student studying a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in Journalism) and aims to make sports journalism his career. We’ve had two TFS Graduates come from Massey University.

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Western Sydney Wanderers

Joseph Esposito is the man covering Western Sydney Wanderers this season as he becomes the first student to ever join us from the University of New England. Joseph has a rich history in football and vast experience including time with Western United, Northcote City, Fox Sports, SEN Radio, and Football NSW.

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Western United

Dillon Izon rounds off our writers this season, joining us from Monash University to cover Western United. Dillon is a final year student in a double degree of Business and Arts and is looking to build his experience so he can work in the media department of a professional sports club.

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