An award-winning writer, Ken Jones has been covering major sports events for forty years. Born in Merthyr Tydfit, South Wales, he played for Southend, Swansea and Hereford before suffering a serious leg injury. Ken joined the Daily Mirror as a football writer in 1958, becoming chief football writer four years later. In 1972 he was appointed chief sports writer/columnist of the Sunday Mirror, taking a similar post with the independent on its launch in 1986. He has covered ten World Cups, eight Olympic Games and numerous world boxing championships. A past chairman of the Football Writers Association, Ken's work has been acknowledged four times in the British Sports Journalism Awards.