September 16, 2019

Our Staff

STEVE BUTT

Managing Director / Founder

Steve is the founder of Your Sport Swindon. Having dreamt for many years about launching a website dedicated to local sport, Steve did just that in January 2015 when he founded Your Sport Swindon. With over 20 years’ experience in regional sports journalism, Steve recognised that the majority of sports and sports people in the town were not receiving the media coverage they deserved. Steve’s vision for Your Sport Swindon is to provide a platform for each and every sport and sports person in Swindon to gain the recognition they deserve and grab a share of the headlines. Having lived in Swindon for almost four decades, Steve is no stranger to the town’s local sports scene, having both played and covered a host of different sports. Steve is the former Sports Editor at the Swindon Advertiser and has also worked for both the Slough, Windsor & Eton Observer along with Medway Today and the Kent Messenger.

JAMES BOOTH

Photographer

James is the face behind our pictures and has been part of the Your Sport Swindon team since the very start. With three years’ experience of sports photography, James has fast become a familiar face at sports events in Swindon. Although James originally hails from Yorkshire, he is very much a Swindonian having lived in the town since 1990. James is passionate about sport and photography which is why he is able to capture the very best sports pictures each and every week. In his younger years he also played football in the Swindon Sunday Football League.

LEE GATERELL

Videographer / Video Editor

Lee is a local sports fan who has become a regular behind the camera. Under our guidance, he is now fully trained as a videographer and video editor and dedicates his time to us week in, week out.

NICK TAYLOR

Videographer / Journalist

Nick is a familiar face in the Swindon sporting scene having worked for many years at the radio station Swindon 102.5 FM covering local sports teams such as Swindon Supermarine, Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey team and Swindon Robins speedway. He has now turned his attentions to videoing matches, writing reports and conducting interviews for Your Sport Swindon and is a valuable addition to our team.

KIEAN GOUGH

Videographer / Video Editor

Kiean is a young and talented videographer who has a passion for local sport. He will be studying media studies at college in September whilst helping us out in the evenings and weekends.

CHARLIE HATFIELD

Videographer / Journalist

Charlie has just returned from university in America and is a budding young multimedia journalist. He will study for a Masters degree in September whilst returning home to help us out when ever he can.

JULIA COOK

Videographer /Journalist

Julia is another university student who is about to embark on a Masters degree. She is a talented writer and huge sports fan who will help update our website during the week whilst helping to cover events as and when she returns from university.

DAN SMITH

Videographer

Dan is an experienced videographer who has been with the team from the very start. From cup final matches to hockey and American Football, Dan has covered it all for us over the last two years.

NAOMI YOUD

Photographer

Naomi is a talented young photographer who has covered all sports in the town from boxing and football to netball and hockey. She is also a wedding and PR photographer but dedicates her spare time to capturing superb pictures of local sport.

JEFF YOUD

Photographer

Jeff has been a familiar face on the sidelines of local sport for decades and is also the official photographer for Swindon Supermarine Football Club. He has also covered several cup finals and youth events for us.