Ellen in action for the national Dutch team

Dutch international field hockey star Ellen Hoog , in the run up to  the Olympic Games in London 2012,  has recently been contracted to write a regular  sports column for the  bi-weekly Dutch   newspaper’s  Metro magazine in its   Friday  edition.

Ellen relaxing with friends in a Madrid disco 2006!

The multi-capped  “Orange Dames” -International, currently coming back from an ankle injury, is actually studying Media and Information Management at the University  of Amsterdam. That fact alone  explodes the myth that the Dutch squad are full on professional athletes ( in  the income sense of the word )when all actually are amateur in the sense that they have to juggle either jobs or studies as  well as their ever increasing  committment to team training which is only part funded by grants.  Previously  the dutch striker had an internship at the magazine working with  Barbara Heroes  and Frits Barend, where she conducted interviews with various women in sports.

Ellen currently missing international duty through ankle injury buy weyes firmaly on the Olympics

Folow Ellen  and check out her regualr tweets with national team mates and other friends and contacts on  her TWITTER
or visit her very professional looking athlete’s website here    WEBSITE


I am a busy photographer and prolific writer, journalist . Much of  particularly my hockey written content is done on a voluntary basis to help the game but in the main  also to demnostrate and keep  sharpened a range of skills I have in spades which are for hire. It should not be presumed that my advice and written or photogrpahy work is available free of charge but I am highly competitive in my pricing to suit most budgets. (Please don’t waste my time telling me you “have no budget” and I never accept a credit or a byline, or a wesbite link  in lieu of proper payment for  my work. Like you I don’t work for nothing – I know my worth and if you don’t know mine , you are asking the wrong guy to work with you and for you)

Why not follow me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER where you will find plenty of evidence that I am one of the few photographers who are also prolific journalist with  field hockey one of my speciliaties or visit my website johncoxon.com where you will also find my contact details. I am always happy also to discuss providing  regular, accurate and interesting content on a variety of sports and other  topics for your blog, business or other specialist website or Twittter and other social media .
PLAYERS WITH AMBITION Note how how top players and teams are very proactive on the internet through websites, blogging and regular use of social networking sites. They make themselves accessible and are usually very sociable  , witting and sharing information and pgotogrpahs and thus a great advert for the game and themselves and great for present and future ambitions.  Grass roots players , teams and clubs can learn so much from top players in using similar methods to develop an effective on line presence and part of my photography/ media  service is to facilitate those who have ambitions to develop a wider audience or fan base , and also very important,  to make themselves of more interest and value to sponsors . you can always DIY but very much worth hiring a professional with proven media knowledge and experience .
On line activity with some players is often something they would do naturally but others  have developed that side of their careers to suit the demands of sponsors in return for funding or from media professionals like myself they have consulted or  hired.
STOCK IMAGES SERVICE  I can help also with images, from stock or from booked photoshoots depending on our needs plus an extensive library of image graphics on most  themes or topics , especially useful during website setups. Of course  news desks and editors can’t always be present at events  or find relevant images quickly or relatively cost effectively to illustrate their reports for their own country’s media. Call me and see if I can help!  I hold considerable archives of international hockey , all nations, plus a range of generic hockey images  available immediately  for rights managed editorial use. Because of the wide range of uses and the complexity of licensing use, please contact m,e for details of differnet fees for licensed use of images I have in stock.

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