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Sports analyst

What is it like to be a Sports analyst?

A sports analyst gives expert opinion about sporting games and training. Analysts are often former athletes with vast knowledge of the rules, regulations and history of a sport.

Their work involves extensive research, including the analysis of statistics and the study of archival video and data files. Sports analysts will often work for media outlets such as television or radio or with sporting institutes.  

Is it right for me? 

Sports analysts are passionate about sport and love to discuss and focus on the specifics of a sporting event. 

  • Able to speak clearly when working on radio and television
  • Able to write clear, concise, objective and accurate material quickly
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work unconventional hours
  • Up-to-date with sporting rules/regulations and the sporting industry

To become a Sports analyst

To be able to become a
Sports Analyst, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

You will also need a degree or expertise in the journalism field and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of statistics


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