About

Welcome to musicfootballfatherhood.com

“The Mumsnet for dads.”

We are a parenting and lifestyle platform for the modern man, bringing you think pieces, recommendations, debates and community. We provide a space for grown conversation on all the important things in life: Music, Football and Fatherhood.

musicfootballfatherhood.com is home to the online community of fathers, and men looking to be fathers in the future, from the UK and beyond. Think of us as the ‘mumsnet for dads’. We are a resource and a space where dads can be free to talk and read about things that are important to us; stuff like work-life balance, money management, relationships and of course music and football. We share stories from fathers through our blogs, review family days out and parenting products via our #MFFrecommends series and host conversations in our community via our #DaddyDebates Twitter chats.

The modern father is a new breed. We are way more involved and present than ever before. But every modern father is different. Whether you are a single parent, father of a blended family, a stay-at-home dad or a father of quadruplets, we are here to inspire, inform and support you on your journey.

We are on a mission to improve work-life balance for dads. We work hard, and that’s all good, but for the sake of our family, mental health and wellbeing, it’s essential that we all have balance in our lives. That’s why we are advocators of increasing paternity leave and eating a culture where flexible working opportunities are available for us all.

 


Meet The Team

Elliott Rae: Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Elliott is a musician, QPR fan, public speaker and a married father of one from London.
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“I had the original idea for musicfootballfatherhood while my wife was pregnant and I was about to be a father for the first time. I had so many questions and, as well as talking to family and friends, I started to look online for answers and inspiration. But there was nothing little written by people like me and for people like me. I was sure that I wasn’t the only one feeling like this so I went about creating the platform I was looking for. My couple of years of fatherhood has been a roller coaster and being able to document it all has been a blessing. Throughout the journey to creating the platform I’ve met so many inspiring people and learnt so much, I hope any one visiting can get just as much knowledge, inspiration and information that I have.”


Saffa Kallon: Head of Football Content

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Saffa is an avid and long-time Liverpool fan who was also an aspiring poet until the overwhelming nature of the corporate world took charge. An accountant by way of education and a passionate football lover by way of nature, Saffa is a keen observer of the game. Being a creative writer and a football lover who has also just become a father, Saffa and MFF is a match made in heaven!

“Fatherhood has been a humbling experience thus far. After watching my child enter the world of consciousness I had a new found respect level for my mother and every other woman on the planet who had given birth the old fashioned way. So far it is nothing but hugs, gurgles, kisses, tears and nappy changes but I look forward to what fatherhood has to offer in the future”.


Andy Kapadia: Fatherhood & Football writer

Andy is a father of two who regularly blogs on parenting, sport and music. He also hosts a podcast under his alter ego, Aggy Fox that discusses a wide range of topics from creativity to identity. Andy is a massive fan of his hometown team Leicester City and knows it will never be as good as 2016!

“I have a boy and a girl with a 5 year age gap between them so it has been interesting to notice the differences in how me and wife approach things between them. I am delighted to be able to contribute and share my thoughts on this whilst being able to also write about another of my passions Leicester City FC!”


Daniel Dwamena: Football writer

2017-03-12-12-08-05Daniel is a huge Football and Basketball obsessive, but overall is generally a Sports fanatic. A lifelong Liverpool fan stemming from his adoration for former England International John Barnes, Daniel loves watching Football from other Leagues mainly La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga. He is the Co-Host of the Football talk show #FootyOnTop which airs on ontopfm.net, (95.5FM in London) on Saturday Mornings at 10am – 12pm.

Daniel is a Media & Cultural Studies Graduate with a deep passion for writing and reviewing. He has been writing articles for quite a few years for Football Blog and intends to start also writing on Music, this is as he is a voracious Music listener especially when it comes to Hip Hop or Rnb. A fan of ‘back in the day’ rather than the Status Quo, with the angle he takes when it comes to humour, stepping into his world you can always expect something different when reading his work or engaging in conversation, ‘musicfootballfatherhood’ is the perfect platform for him to express himself.


Adrian Moore: Fatherhood, Fitness and Nutrition writer

adrian_zane_icecreamAdrian is our resident fitness dude. Techy by day and fitness instructor by night, he is a father of (nearly) two. He works as a technical engineer for Microsoft so his family can eat, and teaches indoor cycle classes five times a week to keep his eating in check. He has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, and will be contributing fitness and nutrition articles to MFF. He is hugely political and has an opinion on everything, so don’t be surprised to find articles on other dad-related subjects cropping up from time to time.

“Being a dad is almost as fun as Alton Towers. I’m a big kid at heart and, more often than not, enjoy my sons activities more than he does. I’m still waiting for the day when he actually enjoys watching Thundercats with me.”


James Roach: Fatherhood, Tech and Music writer

james-faceJames is a father of one who’s followed Arsenal ever since the days of Ian Wright, this was a bold step given his older brother was insistent on him following QPR.
James would class himself more of a casual viewer of the beautiful game these days, spending more time following combat sports such as Boxing and MMA, fueled by his participation in Muay Thai Kickboxing at an MMA gym.
Music, movies, tech and video games are some of his other passions that you might see James writing about, alongside the usual pearls of fatherhood wisdom as he negotiates raising a Man alongside his beautiful Wife.

David Marazzi: Fatherhood, Football, Food & Drink, Cars, Motorcycles & Bicycles plus the odd Political opinion writer

image1Born in Bloomsbury to Italian parents, David moved to Singapore 4 years ago and now experiencing life in SE Asia. He’s a big football fan and has been a season ticket holder at Arsenal since his teens. With over 25 years experience in the Hospitality industry, having worked in various hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants in the West End, David bought his own restaurant/bar in King’s Cross in 2004 and rode the rollercoaster that is owning your own place in London during bombs, recessions and riots.

David adopted a new-born Malaysian girl last year and is now experiencing fatherhood from that perspective.

“I can’t imagine life without my family now and I’m hoping that my daughter will love going to see Arsenal every week if and when we do actually return to London. She’ll struggle if she doesn’t! Get the feeling that she will love it though and will be pretty vocal when it comes to supporting the team, she’s gobby!”


Cal-l: Fatherhood writer

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Cal-I is a married father of two, a secondary school teacher by day and a creative by night. As a blogger, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur, he is a keen believer in using his talents to spread love, hope, positivity and food for thought. He has been in education (pastoral, curriculum and middle management) for the past 11 years though has recently scaled back; he now enjoys spending more time with family and pursuing creative and entrepreneurial endeavours.

As a youngster, he secretly dreamed of becoming a track star hence his enthusiasm for bodyweight and HIIT routines! He currently cannot survive the working week without squeezing in a few training sessions!

Ultimately, he is on a mission to use his voice and story to motivate, entertain and inspire others.

Did we mention he supports Arsenal? “COYG!”


 

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