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Aspiring female sportswriters join forces with FA to celebrate historic day for England Women’s international team

Sport Journalism BA(Hons) and MA students were invited to report from the press box at The AMEX Stadium during England’s recent match against the Czech Republic.

On the 10th anniversary of International Day of the Girl, the students worked alongside the Football Association and Brighton and Hove Albion for the #LetGirlsPlay initiative – the FA’s campaign for every girl to have equal access to football in their school and community.

Millie Hawkins, Sport Journalism BA(Hons) course representative, said: “It was great to have the opportunity to report on the Lionesses at the AMEX, especially on such a significant occasion.” The 21,000 plus spectators included another 100 Sport Journalism MA and Sport Journalism BA(Hons) students covering the record-breaking 2022 European Champions for course website

The ‘Let Girls Play’ campaign encourages people to stand up and use their voice to help make a difference and address any inequality of football provision.  The Lionesses collectively wrote an open letter following their UEFA Women’s EURO triumph asking for reform to physical education and the provision of football in schools.

BA Sport Journalism course leader, Owen Evans, said: “As a course we are always looking for ways to drive change in our industry, and our reporters had an unforgettable experience reporting on the European champions from a Premier League press box.”

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Images: by Ella Eduozor (MA Sport Journalism).

Photos taken by Ella Eduozor, MA Sport Journalism

Photo 1 – BA and MA Sport Journalism students reporting on the Lionesses from the press box

Photo 2 – Top row (l-r) Ellie Manville (BA Sport Journalism, 1st year), Darcie Gray (BA Sport Journalism, 1st year), Lily Perrill (BA Sport Journalism, 1st year), Kelly Stock (BA Sport Journalism, 1st year), Bottom row (l-r)  Holly Price (BA Sport Journalism, 2nd year), Maycee Rogers (MA Sport Journalism) & Emillia Hawkins (BA Sport Journalism, 3rd year).


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