James is an avid supporter of Non-League football. Alongside having a season ticket at Leeds United, he also watched Bradford (Park Avenue) from 1998 to 2008 when he joined Farsley Celtic as their press officer.
After six years at Throstle Nest, James was appointed as Garforth Town's press officer in July 2013.
James has considerable experience on the Yorkshire Evening Post sports desk and through this has built up a heavy list of contacts in the non-league world.
His other interests include Rugby League and Theatre. James is currently taking the NTCJ course at Leeds Trinity University.