Hello and welcome to my WordPress page! My name is Mosope Ominiyi – I’m an aspiring sports journalist, with a specific love for football and tennis especially, as well as other sports too.
I started writing around August in 2011, because I wanted to get my opinion across on some of the topics and angles that I personally felt the media were not portraying accurately. I had my personal blog, which is quite outdated now, but that built the foundations of my passion for writing.
As someone who watches European football almost everyday, I didn’t think much of it until then, but really started to enjoy it and although I didn’t advertise as aggressively as I could’ve, got a lot of traffic from plenty of countries across the world.
I became a writer for VAVEL UK in July of 2014, and have progressed significantly since then. Impressing a number of editors and readers alike, I became a member of the editorial team formally at the start of 2015 – where I’ve built up experience and collectively improved exposure to my articles.
Having amassed two million total article reads with 1,000 articles – I became the third-highest contributor in the UK edition’s history in March 2016.
I have helped to co-ordinate a number of important sporting events on respective days, including the Champions League final of 2015 between Barcelona and Juventus – where I wrote a 2000+ word match report on the whistle.
As well as this, I was instrumental behind-the-scenes during last summer’s Euro 2016 tournament: editing a number of various pieces from different writers whilst getting involved in coverage, writing news and being an ever-present figure to help the competition run smoothly across the UK website.
Just before the start of the 2016/17 campaign, I made the tough decision to leave VAVEL and look for better opportunities elsewhere: easier said than done. The overall experience at the site was an unforgettable one which handed me experience editing articles and having significant responsibility in the site’s day-to-day running. However, I felt I needed to move forward in order to make the next step in my journalism career.
Having also written for a number of different sites and guest blogs in the past, including mini-pieces for Sports Lobster during the 2014 World Cup, I was a regular contributor to one of Arsenal’s biggest, most popular and successful websites – Daily Cannon.
In addition to my work with them, I joined OOTB late in May 2016 and am working with them to produce quality niche content – articles that captivate the footballing audience whilst making sure they stay to read more of my work in future, keeping an interest in some of the world’s most promising youngsters.
Since 2011, I’ve learned a vast range of new things and am hungry for more knowledge in my quest for success as my writing style continues to mature as I’ve grown up at an exciting time in sports across the world.
This is more of an article portfolio rather than a personal blog, with me plugging my best and highest-quality work. My specific niche revolves around youth football – as a budding enthusiast watching the world’s best young talents on a regular basis.
My contact details:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Football365Mo