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My name’s Simon Head. I’m a freelance sports journalist with 19 years’ experience in the UK sports media industry.

I have extensive experience of managing websites, content, editorial staff and developmental projects, and am experienced at filing fast, accurate copy to deadline for digital and print platforms.

I can deliver regular written content in a variety of formats and styles: news, reports, reaction, interviews, features or opinion/comment pieces, written across a range of styles from AP to tabloid.

I’ve covered a wide range of sports from soccer to darts to grand prix motorcycle racing, and have covered major sporting events including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, Olympic Games, The Grand National and The FA Cup Final.

My main sport of expertise is the fast-growing sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). I’ve been covering the highest level of the sport for the last nine years and have developed a strong network of contacts and a good reputation within the sport, working for national newspaper titles. From 2015-2017 I was the only full-time MMA-only journalist in the UK mainstream press.

Since January 2017 I’ve been running my own freelance sports writing business, and through that venture work as News Editor for ONE Championship, UFC/MMA Reporter for BBC Three and MMA/Premier League Writer for The Action Network, as well as contributing predictions and occasional event coverage to the USA Today-owned MMA outlet MMAjunkie.

If you’re looking for an experienced freelance sports journalist for your outlet, agency or organisation, I’d love to hear from you.