Well, what a season it has been... I can barely believe that we're at the point in the year when we're already thinking about playoffs, the Gallagher Premiership Final and looking at teams' run-ins whilst having heated discussions about which side may drop into the Greene King IPA Championship.
I, like everyone, believe that this season's final Gallagher Premiership stretch will be the most compelling and unpredictable ever. On the one hand that is the beauty of sport, as my Dad told me after England's Six Nations match against Scotland, if we didn't get moments and matches like that we wouldn't love sport nearly as much as we do. But, on the other hand you always think about the permutations for the club that do drop out of the Gallagher Premiership. In short, that’s tough.
Now you may well have been wondering where the regular Out On The Full updates have been? Well, I haven't been putting my feet up and sipping cocktails in the Caribbean somewhere. I have been writing on the Gallagher Premiership, England Rugby and across the world of rugby in general. Also, I’ve continued to work in social media and have been learning the ropes of the radio world. I’m so grateful to have been doing all of this for some outstanding people at some outstanding organisations. Alongside rugby I’ve also been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work within the world of netball too. Netball is England is going from strength-to-strength, it’s a massive year for the sport with the World Cup in Liverpool in July and being part of that, and its growth, is very special to me as a former player to an elite level.
With just one pair of hands and 24 hours in a day (we all wish that we could make more right?), Out On The Full has stepped back. Do forgive me for not sharing the reasons for a quieter OOTF earlier but in all honesty I didn't want to sound pretentious or above my station by ‘updating’ on my own status. However I sat down and looked at Out On The Full and thought, 'Hang on a minute this does need explaining'.
So what's happening now? On Twitter - @Emma_T_Sport - you'll be able to see all of the articles and features that I work on across different sports but in terms of regular updates here Out On The Full will be pausing for the moment. I greatly appreciate every, single person that has enjoyed Out On The Full whether back in the early days or more-recently - it meant and still does means an awful lot to me. This platform provided me with the opportunity to learn and develop as a writer and was the vehicle to publish my work. If anyone is thinking about creating a blog, do it! Obviously think about what you're doing, why you're doing it and how you're going to do it but do it! Work off a solid frame and reason for being and most important enjoy it.