If you love sports, one way you can turn your passion into a career is by becoming a sports writer. Newspapers have sports sections that you contribute to. There are also many magazines that are dedicated to sports and you can join the writing staff of such a publication. Your articles can be newsworthy such as the latest updates on what has been going on in the world of sport. They can also be feature articles that focus on a particular theme and discuss them extensively. Feature articles are not time sensitive and you can work on them for a period of time by interviewing various personalities and gathering research. Writing some of your own feature articles and publishing them online (such as in a personal blog) is also a great way to get recognized by a magazine or a newspaper and secure your place as a writer there. If you want some ideas on what kind of feature articles you can write to showcase your skill, we have compiled a few for your inspiration.
Writing about adventure sports
Adventure sports is a topic that is always interesting to read about perhaps because they’re not the kind of sports that everyone can take part in. Therefore you can do a piece on different types of adventure sports and profile leaders in that field. If you are starting out as a writer it might be difficult for you to get access to the stars of the sport. You can instead write an article profiling different types of equipment that is used in those sports such as Cyclocross bikes or rock climbing gear. You will be able to get some good interviews with manufacturers who will appreciate the opportunity to get some free publicity.
You can also write about making these sports more accessible to everyday individuals. You can advice them on how to get started for example by telling them where they can find giant mountain bikes for sale or where to find white water rafting instructors.
The world of golf
Golf is a game popular among businessmen. You can also visit a few golf courses and write some profiles on their various features. Golf courses are known for their scenic beauty and such an article will be appealing even to those who don’t have a particular interest in the game itself.
The gentleman’s game.
Cricket is extremely popular in Asia and you can gain a large readership by writing an article about this subject. You can also write on the business side of the game such as the revenue earned by T20 tournaments.