About us

Established by Gareth Walker, a journalist with 20 years of experience covering sport for national newspapers, Literacy Kicks aims to improve the literacy of children at all levels by offering them an enjoyable outlet for reading and writing.

Gareth Walker has been writing on sport since 1996. After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a journalism degree in 2001, he moved full-time into the industry, and in 2002 was appointed rugby league correspondent for the Sunday People.

That began a near two decade association with the parent company now known as Reach plc, which has seen him cover World Cups and and Tri-Nations tournaments in Australia and New Zealand and become rugby league correspondent for the Daily Mirror.

A past editor of Rugby League World magazine, he has also worked in a host of other sports including football and cricket, has filed stories for every national newspaper, and was a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s media team at the 2012 Paralympics in London.