Intern Spotlight: William Makepeace

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Another season and another bunch of interns have come through The Football Sack’s Internship program – today we have a look at William Makepeace. 

As The Football Sack does every year, we look through each and every intern that graces the program so our audience can put a face to every author. 

With 100 graduates and counting, let’s look towards one of our future graduates in William Makepeace. 

Will sets himself apart through his absolute love of sport and a love for writing – and being able to tie his two passions of writing and sport together is a match made in heaven. 

Will first found his love for writing at school, and it has become a key feature of exactly who he is.  

“I have always loved using words to convey stories, whether that was through debating or public speaking at school, I just really enjoy being able to entertain and inform,” Will said. 

Then at a young age growing up in Tamworth, Will discovered that sport was his other passion – and he can thank his grandfather for that. 

“One of my earliest sporting memories with my grandfather was actually sitting in his old car in the driveway in the winter, having the radio on and listening to the final minutes of the Monday night NRL game,” Will said. 

But his love for sport went deeper than that, and he realised that he was more than just a spectator of sport. 

“I was one of those kids that would sit in front of the television with a cricket scoring app, recording the statistics as the match went on,” Will said. 

“I always wanted to do something more with the match apart from watching it, I wanted to be involved in it.” 

Will, a student at the University of Canberra is currently studying a Bachelor of Media and Communication, which is usually a good step towards any journalism gig. 

But no other step has been more beneficial to his development than The Football Sack. 

“A graduate of the program actually told me about the internship, telling me just how amazing it was,” Will said. 

“And he wasn’t wrong, it was the best decision of my life to send in the application.” 

Will covered Canberra United this season along with Socceroos and Matildas games – experiences he will never foget. 

“The Football Sack internship has been one of the best experiences of my life,” Will said. 

“Going to matches, talking to coaches, being alongside some of the best journalists in the country, it has been a dream come true, and it has improved my writing and my interview skills so much.

“It has left me confident that once I leave university, I will be ready to be a part of the industry that I have wanted to be involved with my whole life.” 

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Cameron Ottenhoff
Cameron Ottenhoff
Sport, media and communications student at Flinders University in Adelaide. I was forced to hang the boots up at a young age after discovering I'm no good at sport, so now I just talk about it instead.

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