Kate West

Kate West

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Australian Rules Football (AFL) is my first love and whilst we remain together, notching up our 28th anniversary this year I often cheat on him with all the other sports across the world that are called Football. Luckily he understands and I have escaped an appearance on Jerry Springer.

I have been an avid fan of tennis, netball and basketball since I first learned to play them as a youngster. I marvelled at Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff and was absolutely delighted when they hooked up! The Aussie v NZ netball rivalry is one of the best in sport, even if it goes unnoticed in countries other than Australia and New Zealand. Michael Jordan was my hero and I loved watching him play. There have been some classy heir apparents but for mine, no one will ever be as good as MJ.

I attended my first Olympic games in Beijing and had a ball. It was there that I realised writing about sport is my destiny. I had fought it as I was concerned about my ability to be impartial and I was concerned about mixing work with pleasure. Now I know if you love your job you never work a day in your life and I would love to make a living from writing about sport. As for impartiality, hey I’m a professional!!

I have a journalism degree and spent three months earlier this year (2009) plying my trade in Ghana. I was lucky enough to have photographed the World Cup Qualifier between Ghana and Benin from the pitch. There was only one goal that night and it came within the first 15 seconds of the game. I missed it! It was then that I shelved any dreams of becoming a sports photographer. Those guys have my utmost respect.

I'm excited by the opportunities that this site can bring if you're willing to work hard enough and as sport and writing are my passions I look forward to contributing some good words as often as I can.

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  • Dann Khan posted 1877 days ago

    Dann Khan

    Hey mate. Wrote a piece that has so far been appreciated a lot. Wouls like to know your thoughts.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/281043-the-coin-the-woman-and-the-great-game-of-cricket

    Thanks, Dann

  • Dann Khan posted 1924 days ago

    Dann Khan

    Hey Mate

    just announced the first awards for the cricket section. Please check it out

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/253755-award-ceremony-for-the-very-first-cricket-awards/edit

    Thanks

  • Xeno-philous F posted 1934 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    Kate,

    This is my master piece, for your joyful reading.

    Your comment is my oxygen. Hope you won't asphyxiate me.

    Visit once, please. I will visit your twice.

    "Drawing Roger Federer's Blood: An Indelible Joy of 30 Seconds."

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/247641-drawing-roger-federers-blood-an-indeliable-joy-of-30-seconds

    Thanks,
    Xeno

  • Xeno-philous F posted 1937 days ago

    Xeno-philous F

    Kate,
    Exclusively for you. You would not want to miss this one out.
    It was due 2 days ago, but finally I finished it.
    If you get a chance, please share your thoughts on my new article. I'd appreciate your take.
    "Sexiest Beastly Babe To Win the US Open 2009."
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/245336-sexiest-beastly-babe-to-win-the-us-open-2009

    Thanks,
    Xeno

  • Dann Khan posted 1939 days ago

    Dann Khan

    hey mate
    wrote on a problem in our lives as well as sports. I am putting it here, not because I want an AOTD or anything but just because I think this is the case

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/244617-if-arrogance-was-taught-porperly

  • Dann Khan posted 1944 days ago

    Dann Khan

    Hey mate

    wrote on the Sri Lanka- New Zealand series. Which got forgotten in the Ashes hype

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/241846-the-forgotten-kiwi-and-lankans-series

  • Scott Beeby posted 1953 days ago

    Scott Beeby

    Wait a minute, you're a NRL, AFL, AND Soccer supporter!? You are a very rare person! lol

  • Dann Khan posted 1955 days ago

    Dann Khan

    hey kate

    I am trying to make the cricket section more popular. So I am keeping a few awards for cricket writers. I hope you can read this

    Also if possible participate

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/235650-announcing-cricket-awards

    Thanks