I was offered the chance to cover Walsall’s youth team in October 2014 and finished in May 2016.
During the 2014/15 season I produced a match report and quotes piece for publication on the club’s website as well as their match day programme, The Saddler.
I also reported on an England under-18 fixture at the Banks’s Stadium on behalf of the club.
I wanted to progress my role further for the 2015/16 campaign so we decided that I would produce a live Twitter feed from the youth team’s matches to keep fans updated. This proved to be a huge success with each tweet reaching in excess of 3000 people.
I also attended reserve matches to conduct exclusive interviews with first team players to be used on the website, while also attending some first team matches and press conferences.
Here is some of my work…
Murphy benefits from loan switch
FA Youth Cup: Walsall 1-4 Coventry
Youngsters defeated at the death