After six years of tertiary education and numerous part-time positions within sport and recreation, Daniel secured an ideal full time role within local government in November 2010.
Away from work, Daniel has 18 years of cricket experience under his belt and has coached and served on committees at numerous clubs. He also plays baseball in winter and is again a member of the club committee.
Sport and recreation is an obvious interest for Daniel and his articles reflect that, especially his knowledge of cricket and football.
The owner, manager and editor in chief of Pen & Paper Sports, Daniel hopes to see the site grow from strength to strength in the future.
Another big week has past in sport and wasn't there some stories! Let's take a look at who's done well and who hasn't...
All Blacks - The chokers tag no longer applies after their gutsy 8-7 victory in the RWC Final over France. As expected, the home crowd went nuts, as did the rest of New Zealand.. Good on 'em!
Manchester City - The much-hyped top-of-the-table clash between cross-town rivals Manchester United and Manchester City ended in a disgusting mis-match with City running out 6-1 winners. Already 5 points clear on top, the title is all but assured if they keep this form up!
Brendan Fevola - Not only did this man kick 69 goals in just a handful of games for Casey in the 2011 VFL season, he's now kicked 8 goals on debut for the Waratahs in the NTFL. He seems to be in a good place and there are no concerns with his form... Is he worth the risk? I think so.
Lance Berkman - The Cardinals outfielder is batting .467 after 4 games in the 2011 World Series, with an OBP of .500. With the series tied at 2-2 with 3 games remaining, Berkman is crucial to the Cardinals chances of winning the title!
Green Bay Packers - 7 from 7 this season and they are on fire... The NFC North Divisional title is all but assured as they head for playoffs once again. What a team!
Brendan Taylor - The Zimbabwean batsman has scored two ODI centuries in a row, in the current series against New Zealand. His scores of 128* and 107* have ensured he is the first Zimbabwean to score ODI centuries in consecutive innings... Impressive stuff from the 25-year-old.
Catherine Cox - The struggling Diamonds veteran shot a disappointing 14 goals from 23 attempts, before being substituted at half-time for Caitlin Bassett in Australia’s 49-48 loss to New Zealand over the weekend. Is she finally showing signs of a long career? Highly likely given she's now 35.
English Cricket Team - 4 ODI's and 4 losses against, let's face it, an ordinary Indian side at best. The main offenders have been Ali Cook (73 runs in 4 innings), Ravi Bopara (76 runs in 4 innings), Graeme Swann (2 wickets at 73.00) and Jade Dernbach (1 wicket at 168.00) Just one ODI remains to salvage some pride.
Indianapolis Colts - Still winless after 7 games and a 62-7 thumping at the hands of New Orleans Saints... It's hard to fathom for a team who has reached the playoffs in 11 of the last 12 seasons!
Blackburn Rovers - Just 5 points from 9 games and languishing on the foot of the EPL Table with a goal difference of -10... Relegation seems certain.
Grant Holt - The striker from Norwich City has committed a staggering 21 fouls already this season, having played just 8 games. Thankfully for his team, he has only be booked once however he is living dangerously.
Melbourne Victory - Still haven't scored a goal... After 3 matches! With the best attack, well, at least on paper, in the A-League... There are no excuses. Simply, they are playing horrible soccer.
How have I missed? Who have I included which shouldn't have been? Share your thoughts below as always!
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