Monday 3rd March
VENUE: Manchester United Football Club, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester,
On Tuesday 4th March, Manchester United Football Club will play Olympic Lyonnaise (Lyon) in the last sixteen of the Champions league. It promises to be a tight match with both teams having everything to play for…..
20 young people from Manchester will be the envy of football fans world-wide, as they take up the chance of a lifetime to report live from this match and interview Sir Alex Ferguson and players at the pre/post- match press conferences.
The youngsters are all part of a ground-breaking new project, aptly named “Supporter to Reporter”- an innovative scheme aimed at improving self-confidence amongst young people- part of the Government’s Aim Higher initiative. Radiowaves.co.uk/supporter
The students (from schools across Manchester) are to be given the unique opportunity to experience the excitement of a live match at Manchester United Football Club as they take on the role of sports journalist for the day..
The ‘Radiowaves Reporters’ will be capturing all the action for millions of football fans across the globe and broadcasting it on an award-winning internet podcasting site run entirely by young people. Some of them will even be providing ‘live’ commentary on the fixture!
Other young sports fans are invited to get involved and are being encouraged to log on to the Radiowaves website and leave their own interview questions for Sir Alex Ferguson as well as comments and advice…..Radiowaves.co.uk/askalex
The young people are all under sixteen and from a variety of different backgrounds. They are incredibly excited about their role in this event but are also well aware of the responsibilities involved.
Radiowaves, in partnership with Manchester United Football Club has provided the youngsters with professional standard media facilities and equipment and is on hand to give guidance and encouragement throughout the project.. The Radiowaves Reporters are to be given unprecedented media access and full press accreditation. Radiowaves.co.uk/supporter