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WRITERS WANTED - CLUB RUGBY

Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by Gagger, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    As you may have noticed, G&GR has been upping our efforts with the coverage of #3rdTier rugby. Our forums are already a hotbed of discussion about grassroots rugby and we want to provide more focus for it on the front page as well.

    And thus opportunities are born for budding writers to get their views and talents shared on the unofficial home of Aussie rugby - Green and Gold Rugby. Illustrious careers have been launched in just such a manner.

    Specifically, we're looking for Rugby interested writers to provide reports, previews, round ups and features about any of the first grade club rugby or schoolboy competitions in Australia. Show ability and application over time, and you well move into covering the Super Rugby and/or International game, should that be your desire.

    What's in it for you?As you've probably guessed, this isn't a paid position (although there is a potential for a bit of old fashioned 'boot money' over time if things work out). What you will most definitely get however is
    1. Experience - we'll share with you all our knowhow on the cutting edge of sports blogging and writing
    2. Exposure - while G&GR gets literally millions of hits, what always impresses us are who some of those people are: international and Super players, coaches and staff, journalists, editors, sponsors.
    3. Identity - we'll also help you build your online identity through our social media channels as well as what you develop on the site through your body of work
    4. Mateship - we all have a ball doing this both offline and online. If you enjoy the people you meet through rugby, you'll love it here
    What are our requirements?
    • A deep love and knowledge of rugby
    • Writing proficiency - you don't have to be Dostoevsky, but a decent standard is important
    • Style - if you've read G&GR you'll see we're pretty open stylistically. What we do try and do though is always represent a balanced view, even if delivered with passion or humour. Please don't apply to pump up your club, school or favourite players
    • Commitment - it may only be one 500 word article a week, but we need it consistently - no 'fly by nights'
    • Accuracy - we need the facts, figures, scores and names right, otherwise it's egg on face and a reaming in the comments
    If you're up for it then get in touch through our CONTACT US PAGE and denote that you're looking to write with us.
  2. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    The more the merrier! I'd like to see more people getting involved in regional write ups as there are plenty of people who have connections to the regional competitions who are keen to find out about what's happening at their old club or zone.
  3. Mic Atkinson Frank Row (1)

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    Where do I sign?
  4. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Send us a note on the Contact page Mic
  5. Lisa Bob McCowan (2)

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    Gidday.
  6. Sully John Eales (66)

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  7. JM-P Frank Row (1)

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    Ok Gagger, I am up for a Victorian based writers job.
    I can go to about 90% of the "game of the round" matches and report in, interview the man of the match as well as report in on the local politics and player movements.
    On other matters, I could report in on locally born Victorians most likely to step up to Rebel Rugby.
    My qualifications for this job are second to none as I never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
    Further, I was singularly the worst 5th & 6th grader in the Sydney comp in the early 90s and I have an opinion on everything. Another interesting point on my playing credetials is that the only reason I played 5th grade at all is the fact that the Union disbanded the 6th grade.
    See,...I am perfect for this Job! Sign me up.
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  8. Sully John Eales (66)

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    You're in as far as I'm concerned! Welcome aboard.
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  9. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Consider yourself signed. Let's talk closer to the season
  10. JM-P Frank Row (1)

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    Great Fellas, thanks & go the Rebs!
  11. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Sounds good mate, why not head over to the VRU 2013 thread in the meantime and start stimulating some conversation!

    It's pretty dead right now.
  12. Sully John Eales (66)

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    The Shute Shield and Brisbane Premier Rugby comps start this weekend. We're still looking for writers and photo's.
  13. East Coast Aces Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    How are you going for Easts games? I can do reports on these if need be but the QRU do reports on every game anyway?
  14. Sully John Eales (66)

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    [USER=7842]Rebecca Thompson[/USER] has been doing Brothers games and we have been linking to the QRU reports for the other games. We would love another voice promoting 3rdtier Rugby so you're hired! Hopefully I can start pulling my weight and get out to some games as well.
  15. East Coast Aces Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    ok awesome. It will probably end up being more opinion then report but I will give it my best shot.
  16. Sully John Eales (66)

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    That's fine! In fact there are plenty of reports already. And we're all about opinion aren't we [USER=1622]Gagger[/USER]
  17. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    of course, as long as it's done with the highest Journalistic integrity
  18. No.8 Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Hey mate - I have been trying to do some write-ups/reports on the South Coast Rugby Comp - is this the sort of stuff you are after -

    http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/community/threads/south-coast-rugby-union.12341/page-2
  19. Sully John Eales (66)

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    We are looking for Queensland Premier Rugby Writers.
  20. greg woods Frank Nicholson (4)

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    dear gagr
    I have made a commitment in 2016 that i will be attending a different game each week to see all clubs. I am a former player and lower grade coach and a former referee. I would like to have the opportunity to write for you.
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