Neil is an award-winning journalist, author and educational trainer who worked for a number of national newspapers before moving into education and journalism training. He has covered major sporting events including World Cup finals and the Olympic Games, and was a senior member of the London 2012 press team.

Neil, who has a Masters in Sports Journalism, works in the industry part-time covering football for various national newspapers. He is also a member of the NCTJ’s Sports Exam Board.