Stories matter. They do to us, anyway. In 2011, These Football Times was born from the idea that outstanding football writing should be free to all. From that idea grew a site that has since incorporated an award-winning print magazine, interviews with the biggest names in the game, analysis of defining moments, stories from around the world and a podcast, and given the best freelancers a platform to earn money, grow and improve.

The aim has never changed: deliver engrossing, contextual features alongside current affairs reports that challenge the norm. Reading shouldn’t be boring – it should inspire and motivate. It should educate and enhance. That’s the aim we share with each and every one of our contributors. They care about the words they put on the page, and we care about them.

From our inception, the site has grown exponentially and is a part of the Guardian Sport Network, as well as partners with The Athletic. We also contribute content to the biggest media platforms the world over. For all inquiries, contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.