The Author

2d3820dTom Bennett

I am a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University determined to break into the field of sports journalism and broadcasting.

I created The Youth Radar in January 2011 after identifying a niche in the football blogging market. The website has since been shortlisted for a Guardian Student Media Award, featured on the Guardian and BBC Sport football pages, is part of the NewsNow network, included in the Football24 app and averages over 1,000 views per day. I still manage to edit, write for, update and design this website single-handedly alongside a full-time university degree, two part-time jobs and other journalistic commitments.

As well as this website, I am involved in a number of other projects. I am a Video Reporter at AFC Bournemouth, Chief Sports Reporter for the student newspaper, a reporter for award-winning student television station JUMP TV, an online blogger for Four Four Two and have completed various work placements at the likes of Sky Sports, the Guardian, ITV Meridian and FHM.

This season I have expanded the website’s coverage of European football, with dedicated pages to youth football in England, Germany, Italy and France all active and proving very popular.

Being in my final year of university, I will be searching for employment in the coming months. I hope The Youth Radar puts me in good stead to find that employment as quickly as possible.

To get in touch, please send any questions or queries to bennett_6@btinternet.com.


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