npower 'What's Your Goal' Gives Teens Start In Football Industry
Released on: August 26, 2011, 3:38 pm
Npower's 'What's Your Goal' series, broadcast on Sky
Sports, has given six UK teenagers their start in the football
industry. The programme follows the journeys of six ambitious
youngsters as they get to grips with working alonsgide the brightest
and best behind the scenes in the football industry.
Aizaz Hussain from Surrey kickstarted a career in the football industry with John
Sibley as a sports photographer on national TV. Aizaz beat hundreds of eager young
people to win the one-of-a-kind work experience placement. He can be seen being
mentored by Action Images veteran John Sibley and completing a challenge set by him.
Renaee Oduro from Brixton was mentored by Sky Sports' Billy McGinty as a TV
producer on national TV and can be seen completing a challenge set by McGinty on the
Grace Copley from Leicestershiore was mentored by Lynn Walker, the business manager
for Ipswich Town FC, shadowing her for the day as she 'meets and greets' important
commerical partners. Grace was even given the responsibility of presenting competion
winners with their prize in front of a stadium full of fans on the pitch at half
Louie Waldock from London can be seen being mentored by Sasa Ihringova, one of the
most senior female referees in the npower Football League, and completing a challenge set by
her. As part of his mentoring session, Louie was given a one-to-one training session
with Sasa before helping her to referee a real youth team game. The camers then
followed Louie as he and his mentor arrive at Old Trafford to watch a play-off final
where they are given access to the match officals' briefing, something that has
never been allowed before.
Luke Harris, a dedicated QPR fan from Kent, was mentored by the team's manager,
Neil Warnock, as he steered the team into the premiership at Loftus Road. Luke was
also given access to the QPR training ground where he was invited to lunch with Neil
and took the opportunity to grill him on what it’s like to be a 'Marmite manager'.
Ollie Marden, also from Kent, spent time with Sky Sports' David Jones. As part of
his mentoring session, Ollie travelled to Portsmouth where he spent the day in an
outside broadcast studio at Fratton Park, learning how to research facts and stats
under the guidance of David before the game took place as well as writing and
presenting his very own piece to camera.
The npower What’s Your Goal initiative
was launched earlier this year to showcase the vast and varied careers found in
Britain’s national sport and to encourage young people to start thinking about what
their dream job would be.
Clare McDougall, npower's head of education and community, said: "'What's Your
Goal' offered young people fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experiences that allowed
them to get stuck in with the professionals and learn the ropes first hand, so we
weren’t surprised by the overwhelming response we got from parents and their
children across the UK.
"The TV show will help to spread npower's What's Your Goal message even further
and we look forward to seeing npower’s What’s Your Goal winners as they make their
TV debuts on screen, showing the world how ambitious and talented our teenagers are
and hopefully encouraging others to start thinking about what their goal is."
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