David Penrose


Adelaide, Australia

David Penrose


The show rolls on for Sloane

Thirteenth seed Sloane Stephens has overcome a shaky start to progress to the fourth round of Australian Open 2014 – and a possible match up with the defending champion. - 2014 Australian Open Tennis Championships. Link to Story

Bouchard perseveres to outlast Razzano Link to Story

Young through after Haase withdraws

American Donald Young advances to a second-round meeting with Andreas Seppi after opponent Robin Haase was forced to retire on Tuesday. - 2014 Australian Open Tennis Championships. Link to Story

Errani bundled out by Goerges

Julia Goerges overwhelmed seventh seed Sara Errani on Monday afternoon, advancing to the second round of AO2014 with a 6-3 6-2 victory. - 2014 Australian Open Tennis Championships. Link to Story


David Penrose

I am an Adelaide-based freelance journalist who previously worked at The Messenger for two years.

I have covered general news and a wide range of sports.

I also covered the Adelaide Bite's 2015/16 Australian Baseball League campaign, producing three to seven stories each week on top of my Messenger duties.

I have a strong interest in sports journalism, and also the rapidly changing digital landscape.

In addition to The Messenger and Advertiser I have had work published by a range of outlets, including Fox Sports, the Australian Open website, Australian Ice Hockey League website, Adelaide Bite website, and the Australian Baseball League website.

I started off as a regular contributor with the Messenger, producing between 8-12 articles across the 11 versions of the paper each week. In summer I covered Turf Cricket, while in winter I covered the Amateur and Southern football leagues.

In the past I have produced a weekly magazine for the Volleyball South Australia State League.

I also run a couple of online publications – ABL Stats and SANFL Stats – in my own time.



  • Copywriting
  • Content Production
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Reporting
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Wordpress
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Infographics