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.
Just one more sleep kids! It’s the eve of the 2012 National Rugby League season. Almost five months have past since the Manly Sea Eagles defeated the New Zealand Warriors to take out the 2011 Telstra Premiership. Five months of waiting for rugby league fanatics. Finally, we will have our weekends of footy back. Cheering!
The 2012 season looks quite promising. The reuniting of great players to their old clubs such as Danny Buderus returning to Newcastle and Petero Civoniceva to the Brisbane Broncos as well as the expectation and hype surrounding the new kids like Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco. Of course who can forget about Wayne Bennett’s new endeavour to the Newcastle Knights and 2011 premiership winning coach Des Hasler moving to the Canterbury Bulldogs. There will no doubt be much heated rivalry amongst many clubs and players which will only make these games more exciting for viewers to watch.
The season kicks off tomorrow with a rivalry game against the Newcastle Knights and their coach Wayne Bennett against his old club the St George Dragons televised live on channel 9 from 7:30 followed by the NRL Footy Show.
Whether it be a coach against his old club, a rematch of the 2011 grand final, a Sunday afternoon game at Leichhardt oval or the standard round one clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters, this week will no doubt be far from disappointing for rugby league fans.
The other round one games are as follows:
Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos
Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm
Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs
North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans
New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles
Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters
Here’s to another fantastic year of 50m field goals, 90m trys and hard hitting tackles! Enjoy!
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