Ever since I was a barefoot seven-year old palming off the local Maori boys during makeshift rugby league games in South Auckland, I’ve always had a passion for all things competitive.
In my head the Warriors are amazing, the Australian Open is Christmas, and Lebron James is humble.
Having worked for close to a decade in the media, predominantly in publishing and TV/radio, I now split my time between writing and being glued to various sports on the box.
Sometimes I’m serious, others light-hearted. I trust in you, the reader, that you won’t confuse the two.
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