Meet The Team

Meet the people who bring Sports Mole to your screens.

There are many moles in the SM family, you know. Read on to find out more about who lives in our hole!


Neil Wilkes
Neil Wilkes
Editor

Neil is the co-founder of entertainment website Digital Spy, serving as Editor from 1999 to 2011 before leaving to set up Sports Mole. A season-ticketed Wolves fan, Neil also loves tennis and has a soft spot for player-turned-anchor Annabel Croft. In his spare time he indulges his obsession for trashy TV shows. Neil can be found on Twitter @neothecat.


It's Alan Bloody Jay!
Alan Jay
Business Director

Alan Jay has worked with Editor, Neil Wilkes since 2001 and before that was one of the founders of IMDb.com. In addition to being involved in various internet projects he produces films. He has lived his entire life in Chelsea, but never been to a match but does follow Formula One, Golf and Tennis. He can be followed on Twitter @alanjay


Dan Saney
Dan Saney
Deputy Editor

Formerly second-in-command at Digital Spy, Dan brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of breaking news and newswire editorial. When not indulging in his primary passion - cricket - Dan can usually be found rescuing cats.



Paul Daley-Jones
Paul Jones
Systems Architect

Technical whizz Paul is responsible for every aspect of bringing SM to your screens, from managing the system infrastructure, to developing our CMS and coding pretty much every single part of the site. Paul takes part in trampolining twice a week and has also recently taken up tumbling.


The Real Jack Prescott
Jack Prescott
London Correspondent

Jack has written for local press in Bath and Brighton on football, rugby, arts and entertainment. He was also voted Players' Player of the Year for Bear Flat Junior Football Club in 1999-00. An original member of SM, Jack was promoted to correspondent for the London clubs in June 2013.


Liam Apicella
Liam Apicella
Features Editor

Liam joins Sports Mole after stints at The Ibiza Paper, FootyMatters.com and the Newmarket Journal, amongst others. He is a fan of Man Utd and his local non league team Mildenhall Town FC. He names his favourite sporting stars as Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Roger Federer, Graeme Swann and Rory Mcllroy. Liam was promoted to the position of Features Editor in June 2013.


Matt Law
Matt Law
La Liga Correspondent

Matt studied law at Anglia Ruskin University and has since worked with a number of sports websites as a freelance sports writer. He's a keen footballer and a former National Finals table tennis champion. An avid Manchester United fan, Matt names his favourite sportsmen as Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Gary Neville.


Pascal Lemesre
Pascal Lemesre
Championship Correspondent

A journalism graduate from the University of Sheffield, Pascal is a keen footballer and golfer and begrudgingly names Ipswich Town as his favourite team. He says the best thing about working for SM is getting to watch Georgie Thompson as part of his job. Follow Pascal on Twitter @_PascalDL.


Danielle Joynson 2014
Danielle Joynson
Staff Reporter

A former writer for Goal.com, Danielle is a Liverpool supporter and penned a feature for the club on the 22nd anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. As well as football, she enjoys golf, cricket and boxing. Follow Danielle on Twitter @DanniJoy27.



Joseph 'Joe' Fish
Joe Fish
Reporter

Joe is currently studying Sports Journalism at Staffordshire University and is a keen footballer and cricketer. A Spurs fan, Joe lists Ledley King, Gareth Bale and Sergio Garcia as his favourite sportsmen and cites Sports Mole's Rob Summerscales as his journalistic inspiration. While Rob doesn't care to write it in his own bio, Joe is sure that the feeling is reciprocated.


Callum Mulvihill
Callum Mulvihill
Reporter

In addition to his duties with SM, Callum is a student of Sports Journalism at the University of East London. A Spurs fan, he names his favourite sportsmen as Frank Lampard, Jermain Defoe and Lebron James. In his spare time Callum plays for Mildenhall Town (reserves!)


Mark Langshaw
Mark Langshaw
Reporter

Mark has been in the journalism game for the last seven years, covering entertainment for Digital Spy as well as news and sport for local publications in his home city of Liverpool. He is an avid Everton supporter and names his favourite sports stars as Marouane Fellaini, Novak Djokovic and Rory McIlroy.


The Real Barney Corkhill
Barney Corkhill
Reporter

Another journalism student at the University of Sheffield, Barney joins Pascal in his love of football, but is often put in goal (for some reason). He also enjoys playing rugby, tennis and golf and lists a host of players from his beloved Liverpool as his favourite sportsmen. Barney ranks being named Class Clown 02-07 as his life's crowning achievement so far. Follow Barney on Twitter @BarneyCorkhill.


Subhankar Mondal
Subhankar Mondal
Reporter

A freelance journalist based in Leeds, Subhankar has previously worked for Goal.com international and has had his sports articles published in The Guardian and The Observer. He has also been on the BBC in the past and his name once found its way to the pages of the World Soccer Magazine. In addition to his role at Sports Mole, he works for Sky Sports. Follow Subhankar on Twitter @subhankarjourno.


Matt Domm
Matt Domm
Reporter

A journalism graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Matt's experience of sports writing starts with A Different League, whom he joined in 2009. He takes in as much sport as he can and lists football, cricket, tennis and NFL as his favourites. As a Fulham fan, Matt is used to viewing sporting success as a rank outsider, making this a perfect occupation, and the ultimate aim, he says, is to follow the England cricket team on their travels (especially the Caribbean). Find him on Twitter @mattdjourno.


Darren Plant
Darren Plant
Reporter

Darren graduated from Staffordshire University with a Sports Journalism degree in 2009 and has previously worked for news website InTheNews as well as local newspapers The Cannock Mercury and The Chase Post. Darren is a Chelsea fan but also follows Conference North side Hednesford Town. He has a big interest in darts, and plays for two different pub sides. He names his favourite sportsmen as Fernando Torres, Andy Murray and Wayne Mardle. Follow Darren on Twitter @Dazman5.


Paul Gorst
Paul Gorst
Reporter

Before joining Sports Mole, Paul worked as a freelance journalist for a wide range of organisations, including LFC.tv, Mercury Press Agency and the Liverpool Echo. As well as being an avid fan of Hip Hop music and pro-wrestling, Paul is also a lifelong Liverpool FC fan. Follow him on Twitter @ptgorst.



Sian Cowper
Sian Cowper
Reporter

Sian is a freelance journalist based in the Isle of Man and previously worked as a sports presenter for local radio. She's covered a variety of sporting events including the Tour de France, 2010 Commonwealth Games and the TT races. Technically, Sian is a Liverpool supporter but has adopted York City as her second team. As well as football, Sian also follows F1, cricket, rugby, tennis and NFL. In her spare time, Sian likes to race stockcars, bake cakes and start diets. Follow Sian on Twitter @siancowper.


Joe McPhee
Joe McPhee
Production Assistant

Following the completion of a Sport Journalism degree at the University of Brighton, Joe has done work for TalkSport, Goal.com, Cobb PR and even Tottenham Hotspur, something he found difficult considering he's a lifelong Gooner! As well as working the pictures for Sports Mole, he also works for a regional newspaper series. Joe is also a big fan of the New York Giants, and away from sport enjoys films, photography and cooking. Find him on Twitter @Joe_McPhee9.


Joe Waghorne
Joe Waghorne
Production Assistant

Joe is from Hastings and is an undergraduate at the University of Brighton. His role at Sports Mole is as a part-time production assistant working on images for the site. He is a big football fan and supports FC United of Manchester. Other sports he enjoys include cricket and golf.



Steven Toplis
Steven Toplis
Reporter

Steven studied Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University and is a co-founder of We Are Going Up!, a website and podcast which covers the Football League. He's an avid football fan and a long-suffering Nottingham Forest supporter and lists his favourite sportsmen as Stuart Pearce, David Beckham, Rafael Nadal and Andrew Flintoff. Follow Steven on Twitter @steven_toplis.


Simon Sinclair
Simon Sinclair
Reporter

A graduate from the University of Sunderland, Simon has previously worked for Goal.com and the Sunderland Echo, as well as Durham County Cricket Club. He's a Sunderland and New England Patriots fan and names his favourite sportsmen as Kevin Phillips, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Alastair Cook. Follow Simon on Twitter @sinc90.


Kristian Johnson
Kristian Johnson
Reporter

Kristian joins Barney and Pascal in being the third member of the Sports Mole team to study journalism at the University of Sheffield. As an avid Liverpool fan, he says he yearns for the 2008-09 Rafael Benitez era, when a team containing Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and Fernando Torres beat Manchester United 4-1 and Real Madrid twice in the space of a month. Find Kristian on Twitter @kristianj23.


Alex Meyers
Alex Meyers
Reporter

Alex is from London and studied Journalism at Leeds University. A keen footballer, he's a lifelong Arsenal fan who tries to get the Emirates whenever possible. He names his favourite sportsmen as Thierry Henry, David Beckham, Usain Bolt and Mario Balotelli.



Shane Callaghan
Shane Callaghan
Reporter

Shane is an Ireland-based sports journalist who has enjoyed spells with Goal.com and reporting for Drogheda United en route to joining the Sports Mole team. Passionate about Arsenal, the Dublin native longs to see his club ascend to the summit of the English game once more - and still believes Arsene Wenger is the right man to provide that vision. Follow Shane on Twitter @SugarShane1988.


Christopher Dodd
Christopher Dodd
Reporter

Chris is a graduate from Queen Mary, University of London who has previously worked for ZOO, FHM and Vice magazines. Before joining Sports Mole he spent a year teaching English on the eastern shores of China, watching Didier Drogba's wages being brought in by cargo ship. He's also half German and has an obsessive man-crush on '70s-era Gunter Netzer.


Sumeet Paul
Sumeet Paul
Reporter

Sumeet is an online writer, blogger and editor for various sites, specialising in football and basketball. Having built up his knowledge of the sports and betting industry as a Sports Data Analyst, you can find him glued to the television screen in the early hours watching the latest action from across the pond in the NBA.


Chris O'Keefe
Chris O'Keefe
Reporter

Chris studied journalism at Lancaster University and considers himself a sporting nerd and will watch any sport that was featured on Grandstand back in the day. He is a Liverpool fan and says seeing the Reds win the 2005 European Cup in Istanbul was his favourite moment following the club, but queuing for more than 90 minutes for a burger pre-match was not. Follow Chris on Twitter @sonofkeefe.


Giuseppe Labellarte
Giuseppe Labellarte
Reporter

A lifelong Notts County fan, Giuseppe studied International Relations at Nottingham Trent University and prior to joining SM, wrote about politics, culture, society and sport for a number of publications. He names his favourite sportsmen as Fabio Cannavaro and Gigi Buffon.


Ben Topliss
Ben Topliss
Reporter

A journalism student at the University of Sheffield, Ben works on a part time basis for Sports Mole. He is a lifelong Manchester United fan, and also has a soft spot for Sheffield Wednesday. Ben regularly plays football and will show off his goal of the 2010-11 season award whether you like it or not. Follow him on Twitter @BenTopliss1.


Dan Lewis
Daniel Lewis
Reporter

Daniel is a South Wales-based journalist with experience writing for a variety of sports websites. He graduated from the University of Glamorgan in 2013 and is a Cardiff City fan who lists his ultimate target in life to watch his beloved Wales qualify for the World Cup. Follow him on Twitter @Daniel_Lewis92.


Josh Harris
Josh Harris
Reporter

Josh joins Sports Mole having completed a sports journalism degree at the University of East London. A massive Southampton supporter, he is delighted to be watching the Saints back in the Premier League, having travelled to the likes of Walsall, Tranmere, and Notts County in League 1. Josh has written for various newspapers in England and covered futsal for the FA's National Futsal Super League.


Phil Archbold
Phil Archbold
Reporter

Phil graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Politics and Media Studies in 2008 before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. A keen footballer, he also played squash and ice hockey at university, the latter leaving him with a broken wrist, a small collection of scars and a playoff winners medal. Phil names his sporting heroes as Sir Bobby Robson, Johnny Wilkinson and Wayne Gretzky.


Joe Sharratt
Joe Sharratt
Reporter

Joe is a freelance journalist currently based in Nottingham with an interest in a wide range of sports, covering everything from boxing to volleyball and cycling to tennis. An Aston Villa fan, Joe has previously been published by FourFourTwo, When Saturday Comes and The FA. You can follow Joe on Twitter @JTSharratt.


Sam McEvoy
Sam McEvoy
Reporter

Sam graduated from Kingston University with a BA (hons) in journalism and now is a freelance writer based in the North East of England. As a long-suffering fan of both the LA Lakers and Tottenham Hotspur, Sam usually has sleepless nights thinking about when they'll start winning again. He still watches Ledley King's last-ditch tackle on Arjen Robben and maintains that King's left knee is stronger than the entire national team's combined. You can follow Sam on Twitter @SamMcEvoy.