Vikki Orvice has been a journalist for 29 years, the last 23 spent on national newspapers including The Observer and The Daily Mail. In 1995 she joined The Sun as a staff football writer, the first female appointment of its kind by a tabloid in this country.
Her work – which since 2000 has included a role as the paper’s Athletics Correspondent – has taken her from the Conference to European Championships and World Cups as well as four Olympics, six World Athletics Championships, three Commonwealth Games and more than a dozen Wimbledon tennis championships. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows.
A long-suffering Sheffield United fan she blames Bramall Lane legend Tony Currie for being responsible for a life spent watching sport – and getting paid for it. Vikki has lived in Flamstead for the last 10 years.