David Schout

Freelance journalist


Melbourne-based freelance journalist covering sport and inner city news. Worked with: cricket.com.au, Hyperlocal News, Pulselive, IPL, The Guardian, News Corp Australia, The Roar and more.

Drop me a line at schoutd@gmail.com, or via the links below.

CBD News
Analysts endorse $300 million Greenline project

A $300 million green trail along the north bank of the Yarra River will more than pay for itself according to economic analysts, in a tick of approval for Lord Mayor Sally Capp's legacy project.

McDonald appointed head coach on four-year deal

Andrew McDonald has been appointed head coach of Australia's men's team after a successful period as caretaker that saw him spearhead a historic Test series victory in Pakistan.

'Hit pretty hard': Star's Covid battle

Australian superstar Glenn Maxwell admits he has been "hit pretty hard" by Covid-19 and said he struggled physically during his match-winning innings of 68 not out for the Melbourne Stars in their derby win over the Renegades on Thursday night.

The Roar
Is playing cricket in COVID really a welcome distraction?

There are many reasons to argue the IPL should not cancel its 2021 season despite an unfolding COVID-19 tragedy in India. The tournament is not making the pandemic any worse. Players, coaches and officials are already within their biosecure bubbles away from the general population.

Agar and me: Crow's link to cricket's new star - AFL.com.au

I knew he'd be a good player, but I definitely didn't expect him to get up there that quick Adelaide's Jarryd Lyons on Ashton Agar IN A week where Ashton Agar's achievements in the opening Ashes test enthralled a nation, one young AFL player can lay claim to having once led him onto a cricket field.

CBD News
Push for specialist rough sleeper service in CBD

The City of Melbourne has proposed a new "specialist" support service for rough sleepers in the CBD. The site would act as both a housing referral and health support service to assist those sleeping rough within the Hoddle Grid.

CBD News
City wages 'war on congestion'

The CBD will prioritise pedestrians and cyclists under a new 10-year transport strategy released by the City of Melbourne that aims to reduce the number of cars entering the city.