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.
As a passionate sports fan and someone who works with local sporting clubs in order to promote good behaviour both on and off the field, I'm getting sick and tired of hearing about the dramas which are continually occurring in the world of professional soccer (football). Put simply, some of the fans are one-eyed lunatics, some of the officials and administrators are simply corrupt and each week there are new stories of how some of the players are bitter, sooking, over-paid, racist pigs.
There's no doubt about it, the last fortnight has been a disaster for the so-called world game, with three ugly incidents receiving extended coverage in the world's media.
First, there was the racism saga surrounding John Terry and Anton Ferdinand in the EPL - http://www.penandpapersports.com/document.php?docID=593.
Second, there was the riot which left 74 people dead in Egypt - http://www.penandpapersports.com/document.php?docID=600.
And then racism reared it's ugly head again overnight in the EPL, when Liverpool and Manchester United stars, Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra continued their ongoing, bitter race-driven feud. Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has since branded Luis Suarez as a "disgrace", as the feud exploded once more in a stormy English Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney scored twice and helped see United secure a 2-1 victory that sent the champions back to the top of the table, one point clear of Manchester City, who face Aston Villa. However the result almost became a footnote to another acrimonious encounter between the two bitter rivals, with Suarez lighting the fuse before kick-off after refusing to shake United captain Patrice Evra's hand.
The words immature and childish come to mind...
Suarez's pre-match snub came as he returned to Liverpool's starting line-up for the first time since his eight-match ban for racially abusing Evra during the two clubs' meeting at Anfield in October.
Sadly, despite the majority of society moving on from the dark ages of racial hate, it still seems that many of those involved with European soccer, at whatever level, simply can't look beyond the colour of one's skin and put their differences aside for the better of the sport.
These pigs are over-paid, over-hyped and simply need a good kick in the head to bring their ego's back down a notch. Sadly, they are instead worshiped like Gods, with fans imitating their stone-age behaviour.
Image courtesy of Daily Mail