Pitchside Report was started in July 2011 by Nell King, in the hopes of bringing all football/soccer lovers the latest and greatest news in the game. We will do our best to cover women’s soccer news, as well as, give overall coverage. We also blend the coverage of this the game with the professionals who also give of themselves and their time to inspire and be inspired. We hope to bring a bit of a twist every now and then by doing interviews where we look a little beyond the pitch and into the lives of the players that play and live this beautiful game.
Nell is a skilled graphic designer, an accomplished photographer and highly knowledgeable in the field of marketing. She earned a degree in Communications Design and graduated with honors. Her passion for football led her to found the online women’s football magazine, Pitchside Report in 2011. Nell plays many roles as part of the Pitchside team. She is the Editor in Chief, responsible for assigning projects, articles and U.S. based photography assignments to staff, overseeing and editing posts as well as writing, conducting interviews, photographing matches and creating and producing videos. She is also the webmaster – in charge of maintaining the website. Nell aims to positively promote the women’s game and make it more accessible to others both visually and through in-depth coverage.
With a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, photography and sports seem unlikely passions for Rachael. A Florida native, she grew up with a soccer ball at her feet playing year-round, until the necessity of a job bumped soccer from the schedule. Now, ten years later she has returned to the game as an avid spectator. Rachael plays a triple role for Pitchside. She is a U.S. based photographer, editor in charge of assigning our international photographers’ assignments, as well as writing contributor to the magazine.
Sandra’s passion for soccer is the reason she pursued a career in journalism. She started playing at a young age and although competitive soccer is behind her, she still straps on her boots with a team in her hometown. Sandra resides in Calgary, Canada and works as an Olympic reporter and radio anchor. Her favorite part of being a sports journalist is looking beyond numbers and telling athlete’s stories, especially in women’s soccer.
Young Tom dreamed of becoming a goal keeper, very much to the dismay of his father and the neighbors. Life didn’t bless him with the necessary height, so his uncles introduced him to the joys and pains of watching the beautiful game. Documenting the game as a photographer is a relatively new hobby, but one that complements his training as a historian well.
Sophie has never really “played” football, unless shooting a ball around by herself in my garden counts? She has previously photographed equestrian competitions and feels more comfortable around horses or with a camera in her hands than with a football at her feet. The performances of the USWNT and the French National Team at the 2011 World Cup in Germany awoke the passion she had for the game when she was younger. It was only natural for Sophie to get closer to the sport of football as a photographer. She is a web designer , a horse rider, a vinyl records aficionado and resides in France.