Thanks for replying. Thats cool, I am at Brunel University in London. What are you doing in your break?
For journalist and writers the best pieces of advise I have seen is to get your writing out there by starting a blog or guest posting on various sport sites, just to get your name out there. And read; always reading so you learn how to write and what is expected. In fact I read a really great article about what you need to become a sports writer on sports networker: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/2013/01/28/7-basic-skills-neede-to-work-in-sports-writing/
I hope that helps :). Let me know how you get on!