Intern Spotlight: Dillon Izon

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With the A-League Men’s season nearing its conclusion, let’s have a chat with Western United reporter Dillon Izon.

Dillon graduated from Monash University with a degree in Business and Arts, and while most TFS applicants come in wanting to become sports journalists, he had a slightly different goal in mind.

“I’m trying to get into sports media, but on the club side of things,” he said.

This certainly has not stopped him from gaining a great deal of knowledge and experience that will be useful for him and his career during his time at TFS.

“Being in this program and interacting with the people down at Western United and seeing how they go about their day-to-day roles has been super beneficial for me.”

“I guess I’m going in a left-of-centre direction, but it’s all part of the learning experience.”

Dillon added that getting to meet and interact with the key names in football journalism had been a huge plus during his time at matches

“Picking the brains of guys like Joey Lynch at the games is awesome and I’ve learned a lot from it.”

He recommended that anyone considering applying for future seasons forget any concerns they might have and just go for it.

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“Worst case scenario, you meet some new people, build some connections, improve your writing, and decide that this area of journalism isn’t for you,” he said.

“Best case scenario, you know exactly where you want to go in the next stage of your professional life.”

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He added that he was sincerely grateful to the donors and sponsors who help make The Football Sack a possibility, and he said anyone who is considering helping this program continue to do what it does best would be making a fantastic choice.

“Without those people I don’t get this opportunity, so I’m incredibly appreciative of what they’ve provided me with.”

Feature Image Credit: Dillon Izon

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Mitchell Turner
Mitchell Turner
Third Year Undergraduate Arts Student at Monash University (Journalism Major). Generic sports tragic living out my failed dreams of going pro vicariously through other people.

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