The Life

Professional Player is an exciting publication, the first of which is designed and written exclusively for footballers, past, present and future. Published by O7 Media Ltd, Professional Player is now an established concept on a multi channelled platform incorporating a Magazine/on-line version/social media support and much more.

Professional Player produces the most relevant content which we know engages the players and partners. It also provides a positive message for the players which is often lost in mass media.

The magazine addresses issues facing the modern professional both on and off the field, providing the ultimate good living guide, as well as inspiring players who are nearing retirement and need a new focus.

Alongside exclusive interviews with the biggest names in the game and the people behind the scenes, this high-end publication also includes the latest cutting-edge fashion, business news and the hottest holiday resorts.

Putting the interests of the player first, the magazine also offers support for life after football and provides regular features and expert advice from those who have been there and done it. Through many partnerships with corporate clients Professional Player knows that many players leaving the game feel that there is a lack of support and direction. Professional Player encourages players to build a life which doesn’t solely revolve around what happens on the pitch, which can help with the ultimate transition into retirement from Football.

The magazine addresses issues facing the modern professional both on and off the field, providing the ultimate good living guide, as well as inspiring players who are nearing retirement and need a new focus."

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Sophie Etherington

Company Director

I have been involved with Professional Player since it's inception in 2012. Having ended my career with L'Oréal in 2012 to have my family I now have a role in the day to day running of the business.
There are exciting times ahead for PP and I'm enjoying the unique experiences that the company brings.

Gina Wade-Taylor

Business Development Director

Gina has over 14 years of experience growing businesses to their full potential and having a natural rapport with people. She is an upbeat and driven individual, with an professional hands on approach in achieving the results she desires. Professional Player is tailored to her hardworking enthusiasm and dedicated attributes.

Chris Blyth

Design Director

Chris has over 20 years experience art directing in the advertising world for well known brands, producing above and below the line advertising concepts, creating new brands, developing established brands, producing tv advertising and more. Passionate about design and football, Professional Player is the the perfect match for him.

Harriet Byczok

Image Consultant

Harriet has a strong vision for both menswear and womenswear. A regular at London Fashion Week she has a wealth of fashion knowledge and an experienced eye for styles that work. With a background in both red carpet and editorials she has an ability to recognise what trends are relevant and the pieces you should invest in that will last seasons.

Mark Kirk


Over five years professional photography experience specializing in Wedding, Portrait and Commercial aspects.
Creative and artistic with eye to detail.
Passionate about anything creative including hair, music, fashion and design. Bringing an all angled approach to all his work and Pro Player!
Tel: 07817 531324

David Fearnhead

Sports Journalist

David has covered professional football for 18 years. He began his career as a television cameraman filming Premiership and Uefa Cup football. He was also a member of the broadcasting team behind the Sydney Olympics. As an author and journalist he has contributed to many well-respected publications around the world. He currently writes exclusive content for Professional Player.
Tel: 07980 524094

Anthony Bunn

Sports Journalist

Anthony has been writing on football and men's lifestyle/fashion for over twenty years. He is the editor of the award-nominated DUCK magazine, and has written for a number of leading newspapers and magazines. He is now working with Professional Player as a sports writer providing us with exclusive interviews.
Tel: 07507 261877

Luke Nicoli

Sports Journalist

An experienced football journalist, Luke started his career with Match magazine, before joining Shoot, where he was deputy editor - and first interviewed Matthew Etherington in his Tottenham days! Upon turning freelance, he became a section editor for FourFourTwo magazine and has since worked for a number of national magazine and newspaper titles. He has edited Wayne Rooney's official annual, has written books on Kevin Phillips and Arsenal FC, and is a regular contributor to the FA's matchday programmes.

Emma Harrison

Features Journalist

Having worked within the luxury sector coupled with her long-standing passion for football, Emma is ideally placed to provide Professional Player with a wide selection of engaging editorial content that is both informative and inspiring. Emma also has a strong background in digital marketing and PR too and has worked with a wide variety of luxury brands.
Tel: 07709 437695
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