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Joe Leavey


Having been raised in Oxfordshire and taught to appreciate all things sporting from a young age, Joe’s prowess on the field never quite matched his voracious appetite for consuming as much sport as possible off it.

Joe is a 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of Birmingham, where he completed his undergraduate degree in English Literature & American Studies. Always a far more adept viewer than participant, although not for a lack of trying, Joe became heavily involved in student radio whilst at Birmingham. He served as Deputy Head of Sport, hosting regular shows on various topics and recording weekly commentaries on University sport as well as writing for the station website.

A long time fan of Arsenal, Joe has been going to the Emirates for nearly 10 years, whilst a year of studying in America helped to cement an interest in Baseball and the Chicago Cubs. Work experience at ITV, where he wrote a piece for the website, Seven League and Aser Media among others has helped Joe to gain a greater contextual understanding of the industry as a whole, and he is now studying for an MA in Sports Journalism at St Mary’s.

Twitter: @Joeleavey


Stories by Joe

  • Thirteen Years of Lionel Messi
    On the 17th October 2004, Lionel Messi replaced Deco in the 82nd minute of Barcelona's 1-0 away win at Espanyol. This weekend, 13 years on, Messi will likely play a more significant role in his side’s first big test of the league season: an away trip to Atletico Madrid
  • MLB 2017 Regular Season Review
    With the Major League Baseball playoffs now well underway, Sports Gazette took a look back on what was a memorable regular season in the MLB.
  • The Joys of Soporific Sports
    With the European Championship of Bowls coming to a close on Friday, here at the Sports Gazette we consider the joys of watching some of the world’s slower sports.
  • Six of the Best: Winning Streaks
    The Cleveland Indians finally had their 22-game winning run broken on Friday night by the Kansas City Royals, bringing to an end the second-longest streak in Major League Baseball history. In light of this, we take a look at six of sport’s most impressive winning streaks, and in the process ponder what might constitute an ‘unbeatable’ record.
  • Fans left in the dark as crowd trouble mars Arsenal v Cologne tie
    Arsenal's Europa League fixture against Cologne on Thursday was postponed for an hour, creating an atmosphere of confusion around the ground.