About Us

DAN COPPEL

Dan is a commercial lawyer by trade, who loves to spend time on his bike, and watching sport and movies. Based in Sydney, he is interested in the leadership and business side of sport. He is one of the founders of Edge of the Crowd.

RORY DENIS

Rory is mad about all things cricket but loves to cover all sport as well as diving into culture, especially on the film and TV front. He is one of the founders of Edge of the Crowd.

JACQUI DODD

Jacqui is a Melbourne based journalist, who writes about sport and culture. You can also hear her on the Ascending Olympus podcast. She is one of the founders of Edge of the Crowd.

ELLY MCNERNEY

Elly is a Sport and Culture writer who loves all things AFL, netball and Taylor Swift.

SEB BARTHOLOMEUSZ

Seb is a Melbourne based journalism student at Deakin University, he's interested in all sports particularly AFL

DANI BROWN

By day, Dani is a journalist and photographer at her local newspaper, and by night and weekend, she is a live music and sports photographer. She has particular passions for Aussie rules, softball, cricket, all women’s sport, and Aussie music of any genre.

JOEL DUGGAN

Joel is a writer currently completing his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. His writing interests lie in politics, literature, online culture, alternative music and indie games.

GEORGIA DUNNE

Georgia is a journalist based in Victoria, with interests in fashion, culture, the environment, film and television, and sport.

MICHELLE GUO

Michelle is an emerging fashion/art curator, writer and historian. She is interested in interactions and intersections of art and fashion with high/low culture more broadly.

MATT HAUG

Matt is a Melbourne based journalist, an avid sports writer covering all aspects in sport. Some of his sporting interests include the AFL, Cricket, Track events, Tennis and many more.

JASON IRVINE

Jason is a writer for Edge of the Crowd who enjoys watching and covering a variety of sports from different leagues and competitions across the country and worldwide, while also having a vested interest in music, especially at a local level, film and TV.

DOMINIQUE JONES

Dominique is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts double majoring History and Politics/International Studies. Her interests lie in sports, culture and politics. Her only red flag is that she barracks for the Geelong Cats.

STUART KAVANAGH

 Stuart is an up-and-coming sports journalist from Melbourne, Australia. Along with being the owner of the sports and entertainment website thepyrrhic.com. He is also the co-host of the ‘After Extra Time’ podcast. Football mad, he is always down for debate and discussion at @stueyissickofit on Twitter.

DIONNE KOR

Dionne is a final year student at UNSW pursuing a Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism). Passions include feature writing, humanitarian work and cheesecake.

JESS LAVEN

Jess is undertaking a Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Journalism dual degree at The University of Queensland, majoring in Public Relations. She works as a communications freelancer and English tutor and loves reading, writing and rugby league.

LAUREN MCNAMARA

Lauren is an up-and-coming journalist based in Sydney, with a strong passion for politics, arts and sports. She’s a keen NRL and Formula 1 fan.

NAOMI NEWCOMBE

Naomi is a final year student at Deakin University completing a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Journalism and Criminology. Living in Melbourne, she is passionate about all things politics, arts, entertainment and literature.

SOFIA PAUL

Sofia is an aspiring screenwriter, having graduated from The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in 2020 which a Bachelor of Communications and Media majoring in Film and Journalism. She is currently freelance writing and starting a job at CinefestOZ Film Festival.

LAUREN ROSENBERG

Lauren is an American-based sports journalist who covers WNBA, NCAA basketball, and international women’s basketball. Lauren has a passion for all kinds of sports, having covered NCAA postseason in both volleyball and basketball, and the WNBL while in college. Aside from sports, Lauren is an avid gamer.

JESSIKA ROSS

Jessika is a Sydney based data scientist and journalist. While focusing on women’s sports, she also writes about baseball and Eurovision.

REBECCA RUTHVEN

Rebecca is a Perth-based writer and podcaster with a keen passion for sports, including Aussie Rules, Cricket, Formula One, and internet pop culture. She is currently double majoring in Journalism and Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University.

ARIANA SILVER

Born in Australia to Kiwi parents, Ariana is currently studying at La Trobe and Swinburne University. Based in Victoria, Ariana can often be found poring over her favourite bands’ songs, snapping pics in the outdoors, or binging the latest series.

SARAH WILDY

Based in Adelaide, Sarah is an Early Childhood Educator and Sports Writer, who focuses on promoting stories about women in sport.