Anne Coddington is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing at London College of Communication. She has written and contributed to several books, most notably the first book about women in football; ‘One of the Lads: Women Who Follow Football’ and 'London 2012: How was it for us?' edited by Mark Perryman.
Anne is an experienced journalist having worked both in Great Britain and in USA on the magazine LA Weekly. Her background in British media was originally political journalism. She was Editor of the political fortnightly New Times and Deputy Editor of the magazine Marxism Today. She has edited a range of books on politics and culture including The Modernisers Dilemma and the Collected works of Antonio Gramsci.
With this background brings a richly contextual approach to sports writing. Anne wrote the first book about women in football; One of the Lads: Women Who Follow Football and has written on the subject for a range of publications, both nationally and internationally including; Guardian, When Saturday Comes and You Magazine, as well as appearing on TV and radio including This Morning and Women’s Hour. Since 1996 she has attended five European Championships and four World Cups and has spoken at a range of international sports media conferences and seminars organised by the British Council.
Anne completed a chapter on the consumption of sport post London 2012 and is currently developing research in this area for future writing. Anne enjoys learning and is currently studying for an MA in Online Education with the Open University. Prior to that she completed a BTEC Art Foundation course at Wimbledon School of Art.
Anne was also invited to contribute to the book London 2012: How Was It For Us, which includes contributions by: world leading expert on the Olympics Professor Alan Tomlinson of Brighton University, Guardian feature writer Zoe Williams, Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, columnist Suzanne Moore and others.