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Based in Greater Manchester ,Salford, North West England I provide a full professional photography service offering extensive coverage of any Varsity sport at negotiated discounted rates. I bring to events, large or small, my expertise and long experience covering a wide range of sports at international level which means I can guarantee consistent high quality of all images. For those players, athletes , teams ,clubs, and organisations who hire me I provide a large number of carefully edited high resolution professional quality digital images on DVD or as email attachments as required. Such high quality image files will not pixelate when viewed on  big screens.

Click on this link to view an album taken recently of a BUCS  field hockey knockout game featuring clients the Manchester Metropolitan University Men’s 1st team v University of Salford


I am unique as a professional in that I provide those images on a shared rights basis giving my clients the facility to make a wide range of uses of images without any further payments. As well as covering BUCS sports events and team games for a number of universities in the north I have also covered BUCS Trophy & Cup tournaments as well as  the annual Sheffield Varsity sports two years running. (Last year all eight teams from both Sheffield University’s hockey squads signed up for my services  for their Varsity games and each team then got a unique record in large numbers of images  on DVD of their games to copy and share.)


Contrary to popular belief I do not photograph only field hockey and have equal expertise and extensive experience of photographing the wide variety of great sports on offer to students under the BUCS umbrella.

My international sports images have appeared in the local and national press, a range of sport specific magazines , governing body , team and club websites, international athlete and players websites and on their social media accounts. I have actually set up and provided content for a number of international athletes on Facebook and have a core of grass roots sports clubs and teams in this area who are regular clients and therefore get preferential deals.

bringing with me the same skills and professional digital equipment I employ at international level to cover your events.

I do not just turn up and randomly snap away but aim to record events in detail and can guarantee I will  provide great quality images which can be used to serve a variety of purposes beyond personal use as a souvenirs. Having a professional on site and getting images that show people at their best doing what they love to do and capturing the enjoyment, skill, pace and drama of your sport helps in team building, building your reputation and can enhance team and club loyalty as well as help raise the profile of your sport. In short I have a PR and marketing background and aim to take great images which suit those two purposes as well to help you achieve your goals.

I will cover any sport related social occasion offering guests celebrity treatment this at events  including award presentation evenings, re-unions, taster and club days , black tie and other fundraisers, opening ceremonies, graduations  and formal and informal seasonal and festive events. ( With shared rights the digital files can be sold on by the client as an additional fundraiser) I am happy to work closely with event organisers, athletics unions, university marketing and PR staff and shoot to their brief.

I am happy to cover all sports events and team games, tournaments, festivals and that is  mainly but not exclusively in the North.

I will always go the extra mile to provide an outstanding service whether it is track, field pitch or pool or wherever you do your thing!

What can I do for you?

Providing positive images of sport to promote it and your interests

I take large numbers of high quality individual player/ athlete action portraits as well as carefully framed small group and one-on-one action shots. All are carefully edited after the event for maximum impact. ( I can sometimes arrange for images straight off my cameras to be viewed on site on a lap top or widescreen slide show if time allows.)

Images to illustrate the great vibe around the sport you love

I will take a range of shots to try and capture not only the action but also the atmosphere at events including shots of individual and groups of spectators, officials, volunteers and ancillary staff.

(I will take team shots on request and can also customise these with logos, club badges and the rubric of your choice on request.)

I will capture background banner advertising  and equipment based sponsor branding.

I will take images of the venues features and amenities inside and out on request.


Images can be used for club, team or an organisation’s website pages and for gallery  content and player profile portraits as well as individual and group social media use.

All images are to  media industry standard and specifically cropped for maximum impact so ideal for press releases and to capture the interest of busy picture editors, as well as for news letters and other media uses.

Images are suitable to illustrate training & education and promotional materials and  help promote your own sport , also for printing off and framing and as motivational posters and adverts for your sport, team and club.

They can be used in various media to attract and maintain sponsor interest and  to provide sponsors with material that can be useful for their marketing purposes which helps build mutually rewarding partnerships.

You can create an image data bank with substantial numbers of great quality images for in house posters, brochures, prospectuses etc

Below are all my contact details – feel free to contact me by phone or e mail any time to discuss your needs or to book my services.

Business Website :

Co-Editor /journalist (honorary)  Women Sport Report

Facebook  : john    and  john coxon

Member of EPUK ( Editorial Photographers UK)

Alternative E mail :

Mobile Phone or text  24/7  365 :  + 44 (0) 7989 300 104

LAN : (+44)  (0)161 950 1817 (Manchester)

Skype  johnecoxon

Twitter:  @johncoxonmedia

Business Address : 14 Pott Street, Salford, (G.M.) M27 6FR

CRB enhanced disclosure ( counter signatory England Hockey) August 2010



  1. […] How can great quality images be used  to promote your  Varsity /BUCS sport and the interests of yo…? […]

  2. canapé says:

    Really good article. Looking forward for more posts
    like this.

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