Thomson to take on Brussels posting

A FORMER deputy sports editor at the Sunday Herald is to begin working as a reporter in Brussels, for international news agency, AFP.

Roddy Thomson also worked as a football writer for the Scottish Daily Mail and the fluent French speaker is expected to be based in Brussels – with his family – for four years.

He left the Sunday Herald three years ago, whereupon he ‘embedded’ himself with the Trinidad & Tobago team during football’s World Cup in Germany.

He also became a regular freelance contributor to French sports daily, L’Equipe, and France Football magazine.

He has been working as a desk editor for AFP, in Paris, for over a year. In Brussels, he will be one of three English-language writers, covering EU politics, economics and NATO defence issues.

He starts on the first of next month.