Women’s EUROs 2022

As the Dutch team reporter for UEFA.com, I spent 20 days in Manchester, Sheffield, Rotherham and Leigh during the Women’s EUROs 2022.

 During that time I did exclusive, sit-down interviews with approximately a dozen players, covered all four of the Oranje Leeuwinnen’s matches, did pre- and post-match interviews every time with coach and players, and also wrote a number of feature articles for the website.

Possibly the most enjoyable tournament I’ve covered so far. Looking forward to next year’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand (assuming I can find a suitable assignment 😊)


See below for stuff I've done recently. For more general info, follow this link


Journey bonanza

Five books, each approximately 150 pages long, to write in the space of two months. Based on journeys I accompanied in Morocco, Croatia and Catalunya. With Covid restrictions happily almost non-existent, it’s all gone a bit bonkers. So many companies want to bring their people closer together and get them re-energised. Happy - and manic - days…


Into the operating theatre we go

I got to witness a live operation (for an abdominal aeortic aneurysm) in a hospital in Utrecht. Spent over two hours in the operating theatre so I could see what was going on first-hand. I’m writing the script for a video explaining how a Philips innovation can help make the procedure quicker while reducing exposure to X-rays.

Scottish word of the moment

Skoosh: something that's easy or requires little effort. [The maths exam was a skoosh]. Can also be used as a verb [we're going to skoosh your lot on Saturday].

Among other things

I do a lot more than just writing. For example, I present (my own stories) at conferences, like the World Usability Congress in Graz. 

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