Mark Smith is Media Manager at Newcastle Falcons. They play in the Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of rugby.

Mark is experienced Media Manager. He worked for the Falcons until 2010. He was also  Chronicle & Journal and Sunday Sun sports writer.

Q&A – professional life

What was your first sports job?
Rugby writer for the Planet Rugby website

How would you describe yourself in one word?

What is your strongest personal quality?

What do you feel most proud of in your career?
Helping to showcase North East sport to a wider audience

One thing you wish you knew when you started your career?
How to switch off

PC or Mac?

What trend(s) will dominate sports industry in next years?
In my sphere, media, it will be video

Mark Smith
Mark Smith

Q&A – personal life

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Centre forward for Newcastle United, or, failing that, a sports journalist

What’s your favourite book?
I never had it made, Jackie Robinson’s autobiography

Which words do you most overuse?

Do you play any sport?
Not to any decent standard

Who’s your favourite athlete?
Joost van der Westhuizen

Who would you invite to your dream dinner?
Tyson Fury, Paul Gascoigne and Frankie Boyle. A nice quiet night in!

What is top of your bucket list?
Watching a cricket international in the West Indies

What 3 things would you take with you to a desert island?
Water filtration equipment, suncream and a satellite phone

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