A Talk With Vincent Kompany

Earlier on this year and thanks to my good friend Tego Sigel, of RWD Magazine, I got the opportunity to sit down with the captain of my beloved Manchester City, Mr Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany.

I spoke with the Belgium captain in the closing stages of the 2013/14 season and at the time our title chances weren’t looking as promising as they actually turned out to be. We discussed many things and it was a fantastic experience to sit down with such a humble and inspiring athlete.

Anyway, enjoy the video and have a cheeky peek at me in the introduction.

JD Trafford

From the 23rd of August, I embarked on a 10 day store launch for the new JD, at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. Throughout that time, me and my talented friends put on beatbox, breakdance, football freestyle and basketball freestyle shows, wowing the crowds at the shopping centre.

In actual fact, our shows were that good, we had to decrease the duration of the set, due to the fact that the crowds were so big it was becoming a health and safety hazard. So shouts out to Contrix, Issie Olley, Drew Hoops, Ninja and Taiwo for being super cool talented people.

Aswell as working directly for JD and promoting their in house brands, we also worked alongside Adidas, Nike, Lacoste and New Era and we had some special guest appearances come into the store too.

David Silva and Edin Dzeko were first to come in, working alongside Adidas. They sat down and did a signing which went down extremely well. Then Nike were in the following day and they brought Andy Cole, Scott Sinclair and Johnny Evans in store for a live Q&A and it was the first time I’ve properly met Scott and after speaking to him I’ve gotta say he is a top lad and I hope to see him more in action throughout the season. Then finally we had my boys Target and Manga travel up from London to shell down the place for Adidas.

Anyway, the store is now open and ready to welcome you all so make sure you head down to the undisputed king of trainers!



Hello, Oliver Hayes here with a short introduction and welcome to my site and to everyone viewing it.

Let’s start things off with a little low down on me. I’m Oliver Hayes, 21 years old, as it stands, and I’m a creative young man with a passion for football, freestyle football and all visual arts. Aswell as that I love to travel and eat good food but you’ll hear more about all those things as we go along.

Now that’s out of the way we can talk about the site. In the past I’ve put myself out there via various different online media outlets but always struggled in portraying myself correctly, remaining consistent but also having the right name to brand myself professionally and just generally something that I’m happy with. 

"itsOLIVERHAYES" is the name I’ve finally stuck with and I’ve managed to get all the matching URL’s for the social media sites that I use. For the past few years I have literally just been using social media sites to get my name out there but now I thought I’d build a home for me.

Here, on this site, I’ll be posting frequent and more detailed updates, as opposed to the limited 140 character Twitter posts I’m used to. Aswell as that I’ll be sharing pictures and videos of my own, writing reviews on films, books, restaurants, products and just sharing all things that I’m interested in so you can learn more about me and what I enjoy.

On top of that you have the actual site element of this web page, which will be frequently updated and is a great tool for potential clients and anyone looking to know more about my history, who I’ve worked for and much more.

Thanks to everyone for visiting, reading and sharing your time with me. I appreciate it massively and this is just the start. 

Pour l’instant au revoir.

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