About

cropped-dons-photo.jpgWelcome to the website of sports commentator and reporter Don McDermott.

I am currently a third-year sports journalism student at the University of East London, where I cover a variety of sports for UEL Sports Media, including rugby union, cricket, football, athletics, rowing, tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and competitive cheerleading.

I am also the voice of UELSports, and my live commentary on UEL rugby, basketball, volleyball, netball and football can be heard on the official UELSports YouTube channel and the UELSports Facebook page. For more information on my commentary experiences at UEL, including my work with the UELSports Show, please visit my Commentary page.

Don with England spinner Moeen Ali Photo by Arfan Akram

Don with England spinner Moeen Ali
Photo by Arfan Akram

In December 2015, I joined Wycombe Sound radio as they ran a four-week RSL while waiting for OFCOM to award them a five-year license. After Wycombe Sound received their license, I became an even more integral part of the sports team, acting as a presenter on the Saturday Sports Show and a commentator for local clubs, including High Wycombe Rugby Club and High Wycombe Cricket Club. On the Commentary page, you can listen to highlights of some of my work with Wycombe Sound.

I also work as a press officer (England Students and BUCS) with the Rugby Football Union and as a marketing intern for the Essex County Cricket Club. More details can be found on my Reporting page.

Prior to my enrolment at UEL, I spent a year at Temple University in Philadelphia. At Temple, I broadcasted all the home softball games for OwlSports.com, the Official Athletic Website of Temple University. Additionally, I reported on football, hockey, rowing, softball, volleyball and gymnastics for The Temple News, writing over 50 articles, both online and print.

I can be found on Twitter @McDermott_Sport, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

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