We’re always welcoming talented writers to the BPF Team!
In our over 10 years online, we have platformed hundreds of writers who have gone on to write books, feature on some of the biggest platforms in the world or contribute to the most popular podcasts.
Do you enjoy the Bundesliga or fancy a bit of South American football? Or perhaps something closer to home on Irish football, the Premier League or the women’s game. Then we want to hear from you.
Our main goal is to platform you, the writer, so we will work with you to better your writing standards, iron out ideas, develop editing and proofreading, promote your social media links, provide accreditation references where possible and help you take the next steps in the profession.
Sadly, we are not in position to pay contributors for writing. However, we have been a starting platform for many fantastic journalists and writers who have gone on to be very successful with their own sites, as well as work for publications such as The Athletic, The Guardian, The Independent, ESPN, FourFourTwo, WhoScored, The Huffington Post, BBC Sport, Metro.co.uk, Squawka and The42 to name just a few.
“What I’ve always liked is that BPF has never been afraid to go its own way – it’s never been a slave to SEO or clickbait or the agenda of the day, but instead a forum simply for insightful and honest writing about the game, on and off the pitch. Long may it last!”
– Gavan Reilly, author & Political Correspondent with Virgin Media News
Get in touch with us using the form below or alternatively email directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Links to your work are helpful but not necessary. We don’t publish match reports and news articles, we leave that to the big guys!
Hear from some BPF Alumni,
“A super, varied site that became the first of a few of Irish outlets foolish enough to commission me many years ago. It was the first Irish site I can remember willing to tell stories from all pockets of the world, and has happily remained true to that.”
– Gavin Cooney, Sportswriter with The42.ie and host of the Behind The Line podcast
“When I knocked on their doors in 2013, Back Page Football gave me – a 19-year-old high school graduate from the small West African nation of Ghana – a rare opportunity to enter. Though barely knowing who I was, they gave me the chance to explore and find myself under great guidance; to write on topics that mattered to me, and this gave my confidence (and ultimately, my career) a major boost. Today, eight years on, and many major milestones later, I look back with gratitude in my heart. The folks at Back Page Football are as passionate about people as they are about football – and that really is what makes them special.”
– Fiifi Anaman, award-winning Ghanaian journalist