Hi, I’m Kane. I’m a sports journalist and digital designer from London.
I tell the personal stories that are made away from the action and create data-driven content.

It takes less than three minutes to scroll through my story, but you can also skip straight to my portfolio or download my résumé.

The storytelling starts here.

How writing match reports at my local non-league football club has led to me covering national live events at the Emirates Arena and the Madejski Stadium.

🚀   Creating social content at AFTV and DR Sport
📰    Producing The Football League Paper at PA Sport
🥊   Developing Fightify – a combat sports digital agency

I have eight years of experience writing for print and digital publications and hold a first-class honours degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire. I'm also certified in web development by Google and Webflow and love to combine my passion for writing and design whenever possible. In the near future, I will begin a Sports Performance Analytics course from the University of Michigan. I strongly believe the future of sports is heavily stats based.

A waving memoji of Kane Brooker.

Showcasing more than just sport.

I'm most drawn to sports through their culture and personalities. You can catch me watching most sports, but I have three particular interests that have helped develop my story.

Football
I’m fascinated by how clubs build their identities through worldwide player recruitment. I’m a big fan of the Red Bull strategy and Brentford's moneyball model.
MMA
I'm captivated by everyone having a different reason for stepping into the Octagon. Nobody's journey to the cage is a simple one and they’re all worthy of being told.
Basketball
I’m obsessed with the importance of music, fashion and social media to the sport. It’s a phenomenon that makes such a unique experience but is yet to take off in England.

The stories already shared.

I've been able to help share the stories across all aspects of sport – from one of England's few baseball teams to the Olympic plans of international curlers. Here are some of my favourites.

Designing a conceptual mixed martial arts magazine.

I produced a 72-page magazine dedicated to British and Irish mixed martial arts as part of my final year university project.

View the case study
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine front covers
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine front cover
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine feature on Muhammad Mokaev
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine feature on Alex Lohoré
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine feature on Fabian Edwards
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine feature on upcoming British and Irish fighters
A mock-up of the Octagon Magazine feature on fighters with criminal history

Showcasing more than just sport.

I’m most drawn to sports through their culture and personalities. You can catch me watching most sports, but I have three particular interests that have helped develop my story.

Pride of South London
I’m a Crystal Palace supporter who committed the sin of changing clubs (once Manchester United) – it led to a strange combination of Diego Forlan and Jeffrey Schlupp being favourites. I also spent eight years involved in non-league football and still try to catch local games.
The virtual Nagelsmann
I’m unashamedly obsessed with Football Manager and an encyclopaedia of wonderkids. Winning the Champions League with Rubin Kazan remains my proudest achievement, but I’ve also taken Kingstonian to the heights of English football. Forza Tommy Wood!
Chips with the dip
I follow the Toronto Raptors and have a soft spot for all teams in the 6ix. But in the UFC, I’m always backing the British fighter – Tom Aspinall, Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann are my favourites. I’ll always be tuned in to a Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Sean O’Malley or Polyana Viana fight too.
Spotify obsessed
I take far too much pride in my Spotify playlists and usually listen to Alternative R&B. Spotify tells me that Drake is my top artist, but really it’s Bryson Tiller. Away from music, I’m also a sucker for very questionable sports movies (read: The Mighty Ducks, Rocky, Creed, Space Jam).
Keeping it green
Despite being virtual, all websites contribute to carbon emissions and affect the environment we need to protect. I'm ensuring all projects I develop are carbon-neutral, and so far, five trees have been planted to offset 7,000 kg of CO2e. It's not a perfect solution, but it's a start.
Two footballers challenging for the ballTwo footballers pose and laugh together while warming upMason Greenwood is challenged in a match for Manchester United U18sA footballer warming-up on the sideline poses for the cameraA football team line-up for a squad photo

Let's chat! Get in touch.

You've made it this far, so why not reach out? If you want to discuss any projects or just talk, I'd love to hear from you. I'm always interested in freelance opportunities and hope we can work on something great together.