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Will Cope

Associate Head

Department of Film and Media

Room no. RM114a
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Will is the course leader of the Sports Journalism degree, a role he has held since 2015. He is also an associate head of the Department of Film and Media, here at Solent University.

He is a broadcast journalist of over 20 years, specialising in the practice and teaching of sport. He has been involved in radio/audio presenting since the late 1990s and worked extensively in the UK, but also overseas in North America and Australia. Since 2008 Will has also worked extensively in TV for the likes of Sky Sports, beINsport, IMG, ITV, Channel 5, Chelsea TV, and Saints TV.

Will is an accomplished sports reporter and commentator who has covered hundreds of football, cricket, golf, and beach soccer matches. He has covered domestic (UK) and European football games, and has covered international football tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and European Championships. He is also a commentary consultant for the FlashScore app.

Away from football, Will has covered the London 2012 Olympics, and golf tournaments such as The Ryder Cup, The Solheim Cup, and The Masters.

Will is an external examiner for two UK universities, has been an academic consultant for four other institutions, is a member of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council board of academic representatives, and a visiting lecturer to a Spanish university.

Further information

Reporter/Commentator, IMG: 2018-present
Write and voice match edits for the EFL highlights show on Quest and the EFL Partnership Programme. This is commentary that is broadcast on Sky Sports and is sent to the EFL clubs.

Football Commentary Consultant and Performance Advisor, LiveSport: 2022-present
Football commentary consultant for LiveSport and their platform FlashScore in the UK.

Reporter, talkSPORT: 2016-present
Provide live updates on matches for talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 via ISDN and conduct post-match interviews.


Golf Reporter: 2012-present
Part of Sky Sports' record-breaking golf coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup from Medinah Country Club in Chicago, USA and of the 2014 Ryder Cup from Gleneagles, Scotland. Provided commentary for highlights packages on interactive feeds for red button, iPad app, website and mobile devices.

Part of Sky Sports' golf coverage of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Masters from Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA. Provided commentary for highlights packages on interactive feeds for red button, iPad app, website and mobile devices.

Football Commentator: 2008-present
Sky Sports matchday commentary of Premier League football on Football First/Match Choice and the Football League.

Football Commentator/Voice Over: 2011-present
Provide voice over for Football League goal highlights on

Reporter - Sky Sports Soccer Saturday: 2009-present
Report on matches for Soccer Saturday via ISDN and In-Vision and conduct post-match interviews.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Turn your love of sports into a writing career. Join the longest running BJTC-accredited sports journalism degree in the UK, where graduates go into jobs with the biggest names in the industry.