Stephen Brunsdon began his career in journalism in late 2014, gaining his first experience under Stuart Bathgate – then Chief Sports Writer – for The Scotsman Publication. At the end of this one-week placement, he had three articles published and had begun afresh a new and lasting collaboration with Edinburgh Rugby where he continues to write match reports and features for the matchday programmes.
Stephen also holds local values close to him and quickly found East Lothian News and Midlothian Advertiser as an additional outlet to develop his sports writing skills. Reporting on the region’s rugby teams as well as branching into motorsport journalism, covering BTCC driver Aiden Moffat for the former publication and local trampoline centre AirSpace for the Metro in May 2015.
A keen rugby player in his youth and equally passionated spectator, Stephen currently provides regular content for the RugbyDump website – working closely with founder Grant Constable.
This work is twinned with Stephen’s biggest interest – motorsport. Having written for independent F1 website F1connection.co.uk, Stephen then got his break in motorsport journalism as part of the Autosport Junior Programme, and wrote his first piece for the magazine at Donington Park in June 2015.
Since then, Stephen has become a mainstay in the publication’s UK correpsondent roster and added to his experiene throughout 2016, covering a range of racing series from 2CV to Mini Challenge to GT Cup.
Stephen is set to expand his portfolio with Autosport and its sister publication Motorsport News in 2017 as well as additional work for Touring Car Times, which sees him venture abroad for the first time.
Covering the TCR STCC Scandinavia series, Stephen will report on five of the seven rounds of the championship in Sweden, including the famous Anderstorp circuit near Gothenburg.
Stephen has honed excellent interviewing techniques, precise note taking through Teeline Shorthand and a variety of writing tones, from formal, straight news articles, detailed and colourful race/match reports to relaxed and informal features and opinion columns.