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Damien Souness is a renowned sports expert in Australia, boasting over 15 years of industry experience. Currently serving as the Chief Innovation Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, Damien has held key roles at prestigious organisations such as the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Racing.com, and the Melbourne Victory Football Club. Widely respected for his unwavering commitment and extensive knowledge, he has emerged as a highly regarded authority in the sports industry.
Jasper is a highly regarded, multi-talented sports journalist with publishing credits across Triple M and various online portals.
Specialising in AFL, tennis and American sports, Jasper has built a reputation off the back of studious analysis, attention to detail and factual reporting.
You can follow Jasper on Twitter @Jasperc53
Todd Davey is a seasoned journalist and passionate sports fan with a strong interest in the AFL, NBA, and NRL. He has amassed valuable experience through his roles at The Canberra Times, Buddybet, Bets.com.au, and HorseBetting.com.au. With a commitment to delivering trustworthy and current information, Todd is a highly regarded source in Australia for engaging sports content and insightful analysis.
Ryan Leaver is a respected journalist and lifelong sports fan who is widely regarded as one of Australia's most trusted sources for accurate and up-to-date information across various sports. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism (Sport) from La Trobe University, which strengthens his credibility in the field. Ryan, who previously worked at Triple M, where he provided comprehensive coverage of the AFL and cricket, is renowned for his extensive knowledge and ability to deliver the latest insights.
James is an experienced multi-sports journalist and editor based in the UK.
During his career he has covered everything from rugby league to Major League Baseball, with work featured on major outlets including the BBC and Sky Sports.
He currently focuses predominantly on covering football in Australia from an international perspective.
With an interest in strategy and mathematics, applying that to sports writing was the natural progression. A writer at night and the founder of a gaming company, Nikhil’s previous experience includes working with ESPN for five years. His specialization includes cricket, soccer, tennis and esports betting.
Jeremiah is an academic researcher and a passionate sports fan who loves looking at the numbers underneath the game. His PhD deals with the measurement and analysis of complex concepts, and he brings that same analytic approach to how he thinks about sports. He is a long-suffering Blues and Chicago Bulls fan, and a cricket tragic, trying to understand why his teams never seem to win. You can find him on Twitter @jeremiahtbrown
Nick D'Urbano is a freelance sports writer. Throughout Nick's career, he's worked for numerous multimedia companies in print, radio and TV. Currently, Nick covers the A-League, W-League, AFL and AFLW for News Corp Australia's Newswire along with co-hosting Twilight Football on FNR Football Nation Radio. Nick won the Antenna Award for the 2019 Youth Personality of the Year for his work on Channel 31's AFL talk show 'The Rushed Behind.
Rohan Connolly, managing director of the footyology media brand, is one of Australia's most experienced and respected sports journalists. With a 38-year track record of observing a range of sports, primarily AFL football, at close quarters in print, online, and on radio and TV. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion, knowledge and love of the game, he's renowned for his hard but fair approach to football analysis, informed by facts not hyperbole.
David is a statistics and philosophy student at Monash University. This means to say that he spends a little too much trying to make sense of random letters and numbers.
Outside his studies, he actively consumes E-Sports content, frequently walking the fine line between ‘healthy hobby’ and ‘problematic addiction’. You'll often find him shouting at his laptop when an E-Sport tournament season draws close.
Aidan‘s favourite time of the year is Winter, with the AFL kicking into gear throughout the cold months and where he’s able to rug up, chuck a scarf on and go along to the footy. Aside from this, the NBA is nearing its conclusion, with Wimbledon just around the corner. Aidan is entering his final year at Monash University, majoring in Journalism and Accounting as a double degree.
Ari Stamatakos is a first year Media and Communications student and is majoring in Sports Media and Media Industries. He's an aspiring writer and content producer. Ari's a passionate Carlton, Melbourne Victory and Chelsea Fan. He currently writes for the Carlton fan page BlueAbroad.com.au and is the founder and host of the 'Two Footed Podcast".
He tweets at @Ari_Y_Stama.
Sports are an all-year-round affair for Mitch as his basketball coaching takes up a weekly slot on a Saturday. Yet it's the Australian summer which most floats his boat, what with the tip-off to the NBA, test cricket and NFL playoffs all taking centre stage.
In between watching sports, Mitch is about to commence his 3rd year Bachelor of Arts at Monash University (majoring in Journalism and International Relations) and is currently undertaking an internship at Stats Insider.
Ben Somerford is the former WACA/Perth Scorchers media manager who spent years travelling around with the side in the BBL. He’s currently a freelance journalist, with stories regularly featured on Cricket 365. He’s written for global publications including AAP, Sunday Times, FourFourTwo and many more. He’s the founder of popular cricket Fantasy website Honeyball BBL. Follow him on Twitter
Paige Cardona is a widely-acclaimed sportswriter who has formerly held journalism and content roles with Fox Sports Australia, Fox Footy, and Racing Victoria. Paige specialises in AFL, Thoroughbred Racing, Football and American Sports and has established a large following from her character-driven, emotionally-engaging storytelling that captures a wide audience. You can follow her on twitter @paigecardona.
After spending several years working as part of North Melbourne’s media team with access to the inner workings of the coaching staff, Ricky has parlayed that knowledge into a deep understanding of current trends and game styles across the AFL, bringing a unique eye to the way today’s game is played.
Josh Elliott is an RMIT Data Science student and rusted-on North Melbourne fan who believes that a well-jittered scatter plot is the height of humanity's artistic achievement. He does not enjoy pie charts or donut charts but he does enjoy eating pies and eating donuts. Follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29
Started supporting Manchester United for Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Chose Collingwood FC because my hairdresser convinced me to. Spreading the word that Charlie Austin and Ben Simmons are GOATs. Got dealt a good hand with sense of humor but had to sacrifice all my Fantasy sports skills in return. Don't regret it at all. Well... maybe just a little.
When it comes to NFL commentary in Australia, look no further than Joshua Wootton & Joshua Wye. Their podcast, appropriately named after their surnames, has been the home for all things NFL in Australia for 5+ seasons. The Woot and Wye Show covers all aspects of the National Football League including Fantasy Football, DFS, Betting and the Draft. They bring you fresh and fun football analysis every single week. If they’re not talking NFL you’ll find them chowing down burritos at your nearest Guzman Y Gomez. You can talk football with them on Twitter by giving them a follow @wootandwye.
As far as Jason is concerned, there is no better time of year than March through June. An overlap of the NBA and NRL seasons offer up daily opportunities to find an edge and fund the ever-increasing number of sports streaming services he subscribes to. If there's an underdog worth taking in either code, he'll be on it.
Former ABC Journo and Champion Data stats nerd who loves his fantasy sport, punting, footy, cricket, golf - you get the point. More than prepared to take driver off the deck from 250 out (especially if it's for a beverage or two!) but will also happily take my medicine when the occasion calls for it. Pumped to be part of the Stats Insider team - if it's value and it's footy, I'm all over it in 2019 folks!
Stats Insider Writers
The content at Stats Insider is produced by a diverse range of voices, all sharing a passion to deliver quality, industry-leading, independent sports content. With a focus on sports from all around the world, including AFL, NRL, NBA and EPL, Stats Insider is your one-stop shop when it comes to data-driven analysis on all of your favourite sports.