Paul Roberts

thj

Paul is a sports photographer passionate about growing sport participation.

He's on a mission to support and inspire marketing that gets significantly more people playing, watching and benefiting from sport.

Paul’s been an international 400/800m runner for Wales, a semi-pro footballer at Fulham FC, a slow triathlete (his words!) and a schools rugby player.

His love of photography started when he was 14, taking pictures at athletics meetings to stop him getting too nervous before races.

Since since he's gone on to cover major events including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, the Rugby World Cup and Barclays Premier League.

At community sport level he's shot local football, rugby, running, basketball, CrossFit and snowsports.

His work has featured in a commemorative book and calendar following London2012 as well as in the Daily Record, Metro and Mirror Online newspapers and in the marketing communications of his various clients.

Away from the camera Paul’s an experienced marketer and business growth consultant.

This gives him a valuable perspective on what images clients need and how they can use them to deliver results.

Paul's Top 3 Favourite Sporting Memories

  1. Fulham playing in the Europa League final, 2010
    Fulham's amazing run ended with an extra time defeat to Atletico Madrid but having travelled from New Zealand to Hamburg just for the game, Paul didn't let the loss spoil a memorable occasion.
  2. London 2012 Opening Ceremony
    The moment the music changed to David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ as Team GB walked into the stadium was spine-tingling for every Brit there.
  3. Wales 32 England 31 - Five Nations, 1999
    Six points behind with just three minutes left on the clock, Welsh centre Scott Gibbs dances through the England defence for a superb try. Neil Jenkins kicks the conversion to take the roof off the old Wembley Stadium and hand Scotland the title.

Paul's Top 3 Worst Sporting Memories

  1. Wales 19 South Africa 23, RWC 2015 quarter-final
    Paul was sat at the other end of Twickenham desperately hoping to photograph Welsh celebrations in the closing minutes only to watch from a distance as Fourie du Preez's 75th-minute try for South Africa broke Welsh hearts.
  2. Fulham FC relegated, 2014
    After 12 years at the top table, Fulham were relegated from the Premier League in 2014, returning the Cottagers to lower league football. Currently Fulham are fighting for survival in the Championship with a return to England’s top flight seemingly a long way off.
  3. Wales 8 France 9, RWC 2011 semi-final
    Despite having captain Sam Warburton sent off, meaning Wales played for more than an hour with 14 men, they  could’ve/would’ve/should’ve won a tight game. More heartbreak for Paul!