David Randles

Programme leader in Media.

David joined the University of Chester as Senior Lecturer and BA Sports Journalism Programme Leader in November 2015 after five years at the University of Salford where he served as BA Journalism Programme Leader.


After graduating from Staffordshire University with a first class BA (Hons) in Cultural and Media Studies, David joined Trinity Mirror where he spent 10 years working across a variety of print titles and online platforms.

He progressed from a content development role on the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post’s websites, to an assistant editorial position with Trinity Mirror NW, working across digital platforms in Liverpool, Chester, Huddersfield and North Wales.

During this time David attained his NCTJ qualifications and also undertook an MA in Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University whilst freelancing as the boxing correspondent for the Liverpool Daily Post and as a regular contributor to respected national magazine, Boxing News.

David then landed a dream role as a sportswriter for Liverpool Football Club, working across a range of official titles including the LFC Weekly magazine and This is Anfield matchday programme.

From here he moved to the Liverpool Echo sportsdesk as a multi-media sports reporter, covering both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, as well as other sports on Merseyside.

David has reported in both print and online from some of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, including the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals, FA Cup and League Cup finals, the Grand National, the Open Golf Championship and from ringside at world title boxing contests.

Freelance work has included Sky Sports Magazine, the Daily Mail, Press Association, The Conversation UK, The Kop magazine, The Evertonian magazine, Liverpoolfctv and BBC Radio Merseyside, plus contributions to a range of books including Liverpool Secrets: Behind the Shankly Gates, The Real Bill Shankly and I Come from the Spion Kop.

In the very little spare time David’s two young sons allow him, he enjoys mountain biking and road cycling and still attempts to play 11-a-side and 5-a-side football – between increasingly regular injuries.