Budding sports presenters will get the chance to report on ESPN.
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The FA WSL has joined forces with ESPN to find a junior sports presenter with the launch of ‘Search For A Star’.
Headed-up by an elite panel of judges including ESPN presenter Rebecca Lowe, Arsenal and England forward Ellen White and ESPN Senior Executive Producer Andrew Hornett, the competition welcomes all aspiring sports presenters aged between 12-16. The winner will be given the chance to write and present their own report for ESPN.
To enter, hopefuls are asked to upload an original, single-camera 60-second video report on a recent sport event to their own You Tube account and send the URL to the official teen media partner Shout magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be whittled-down to four lucky finalists who will be invited to the ESPN studios in London on Tuesday 25 September for an exclusive tour and TV presenting masterclass. The finalists will be given the chance to impress the panel of judges with their newly acquired presenting techniques and a final winner will be chosen.
Lowe said: “This is a really exciting and rare opportunity for young stars to get involved and have a go at being a real life sports presenter.
“I was given my big break through a similar competition and it shows just what hard work and determination can do.”
To celebrate the launch of the competition, The FA and ESPN held a special presenting workshop and football training session at the Birmingham City Ladies training ground at Kings Norton this morning. Local children from the area were invited to attend and take part in a football skills session and be given first hand tips on how to be a sports presenter.
Kelly Simmons, The FA’s Head of National Game, said: “The FA is thrilled to be working with ESPN to find a budding sports presenter.
“It’s so important that we build on the Olympic legacy to help discover and support the next generation of sports stars both on and off the pitch.”
For more information on how to enter the competition, please visit www.shoutmag.co.uk/celebs/search-for-a-star
For more details on all of these games, and to keep up to date with The FA WSL throughout the season visit the official League website: www.FAWSL.com