Simon Lillibury

Simon Lillicrap is a Football League aficionado casting a keen eye over tennis, cricket and more. Having been at The Sportsman for four years and with a bank of experience from Opta, BBC and ITV, his ability to relate all sporting things back to a particular Championship club is remarkable, if a little unnerving.

@SimonLSport on Twitter. 

Joey Mills

Joey spent five years with SPORTbible, after a freelance career covering football, wrestling and boxing for the likes of Watford FC, WrestleTalk, Eastside Boxing and Wrestling Travel. He also co-hosts The Devils You Know podcast, and once gave Mike Tyson a hug.

Conor Keane

Conor Keane is a football aficionado and is in a passionate love-hate relationship with Birmingham City. Lover of the EFL Championship. Previous work includes Birmingham Live, Manchester Evening News, Arsenal FC and Birmingham City FC.

Kris Voakes

Kris is the Content/Site Manager of The Sportsman, having initially joined the site in September 2019 as Features Editor. He previously spent four years as Manchester United Correspondent for Goal, having also held roles as International Football Correspondent and Italian Football Editor with the same platform. He started his career as a daily show producer at talkSPORT and loves nothing more than picking fantasy sports teams comprised entirely of fellow red-heads.

Kieran Spratt

Boxing aficionado and long-suffering Ipswich Town fan. Previous work includes Boxing News, SPORTbible and ODDSbible.

Hector Nunns

Sports journalist specialising in UK and European football, snooker and tennis. Author of 'The Crucible's Greatest Matches'. I'd rather be at the Amex, or in a deckchair at Hove.

Steven Allen

Steven is one of The Sportsman's Social Media Executives. He resides in the sunny town of Wigan, and is a lifelong fan of Manchester United and Wigan Warriors. He comes up with all his best content ideas between the hours of 2am and 4am.

George Riley

George is a leading sports broadcaster and journalist specialising in rugby league and the EFL, with a contacts book built over a 20-year industry career. 

A keen marathon runner, George can also be heard commentating across The Sportsman’s live rugby league coverage.

Matt Hulmes

Betfred TV Broadcaster and Racecourse representative. Horse Racing writer and awful tipster. Often mistaken for oversized sports stars and Craig from Corrie!

Sam Penfold

A member of The Sportsman's team since August 2021, Sam is a social media wizz who also specialises in American Football and football content for the site. He's the go-to for NFL coverage, bringing all the latest weekly news and breaking stories. We're fairly certain the NFL London Games concept was made with Sam in mind.

Graham Semple

Graham is a freelance writer specialising in tennis and Scottish football.

Andrew Dillon

Andy Dillon has more than 22 years' experience at the heart of Fleet Street writing for SunSport.

He is the newspaper and website's Chelsea correspondent and regular column writer.

In his career he has covered four World Cups, Three European Championships, Champions League finals, Premier League and all domestic football.

In addition, Andy has covered every Open golf championship since 2003, plus Wimbledon tennis, Betfred Snooker and PDC world darts championships.

Lewis Smith

Rugby League Correspondent for Betfred. Man of the people. Salford Uni Journalism Grad. Rugby League expansionist, Non-League football purist.

Rob Walker

Rob Walker fell in love with running watching Coe and Cram race at the LA Olympics in 1984. A TV broadcaster with more than 20 years' experience, he’s been commentating on Athletics since 2007, the same year he began working on the World Snooker Tour. Never happier than when on a six-miler down the lanes near his Gloucestershire home.

Gabriel Sutton

Gabriel Sutton is a Midlands-based football writer who specialises in the EFL. He writes for various websites including The Sack Race, Goal and WhoScored.

Seb Parkinson

Senior video producer and graphic designer

Dom McGuinness

Dom is a sports broadcaster with a wealth of experience, specialising in boxing and football. He presents the Betfred Boxing Show each week and can be heard reporting all across the north-west of England for talkSPORT. He's also an author, having penned 'Ricky Hatton: The Real Hitman - The Official Fly-on-the-wall Diary of a Champion' and 'Million Dollar Crolla: Good Guys Can Win', which he wrote in partnership with Anthony Crolla.

Ryan Mania

National Hunt jockey living in the Scottish Borders with his wife Annie and two kids Aurora and George. Aurora is named after Ryan’s biggest career win in the 2013 Grand National on Auroras Encore. 18 months after that famous victory, Ryan retired due to issues with weight. But after nearly five years out of the game and having the stability and support from a loving family he came out of retirement. Since coming back, Ryan has had several notable success on the likes of Yorkhill, (Newcastle rehearsal) seeyouatmidnight (Sandown Veterans' Final) Vintage Clouds (Cheltenham Festival Ultima handicap) and most recently the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Midnight Shadow.

Ryan Wood

Ryan has been the Social Media chief of The Sportsman since 2019. Loves nothing more than a day off on the golf course, making him the Gareth Bale of the staff five-a-side team.

Gilbert Woolley

Betfred TV Broadcaster who enjoys a range of sports, especially Horse Racing on the level. Formerly with The New Saints FC.

Kevin Tsang

UFC enthusiast, Liverpool FC fan boy and part-time Twitch Streamer with a funny accent

Ryan Sidebottom

Ryan Sidebottom is a former England international cricketer who played county cricket for Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and retired in 2017 after two decades at the top of his game taking more than 1,000 career wickets and a memorable test match hat trick. He is the only player in the last 15 years to win 5 county championships and he also played a major role in winning the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup with England.

Ryan’s coaching career took him to Surrey as bowling coach straight after his retirement from playing, and his experience helped seal their victory as county championship winners in 2018.

Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan is one of The Sportsman's experienced Social Media Executives. She enjoys writing words about the famous Glasgow Rangers and dabbles in graphic design.

Patris Gordon

A basketball enthusiast from London, who attended a US high school, and played in the BBL for the London Leopards. Patris has written for numerous basketball magazines and other notable media outlets, and is currently writing basketball bios at


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