4th December 2001
Life-long West Ham fan Dave Terris has landed his dream job at his beloved club - writing articles for the Hammers match-day programme.
After graduating in July with a degree in Journalism from the University of Lincoln, Dave, 22, is now working as a columnist for the West Ham match-day programme and as a sports sub-editor for the News of the World.
As well as writing for the match-day programme he also contributes articles for their magazine and official fanzine, which has been his part-time job for seven years.
“I’ve interviewed around 200 footballers since I’ve been here,” says Dave. “The most famous would have to be Denis Bergkamp and Marc Overmars.”
During the day Dave works for the Co-operate Telephone Company in London. “It’s very hectic and I’m working all the time but I’ve gained a lot of experience,” he said. “I’m trying to pay back my student loans.”
Dave, who lives in Romford, Essex, says that being involved with West Ham when he was younger has helped to open the doors. “I was asked to write a few articles when I left university and then through my contacts I was offered a Saturday job at the News of the World.”
Next year Dave hopes to be working full-time for the West Ham match-day programme to further advance his career. “At the moment I’m really enjoying what I’m doing and hopefully in time I’ll get to the top.”
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