Johnstone's journalists eager to write their own headlines
Two aspiring sports journalists will have the opportunity to write their own headlines ahead of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final by getting all the pre-match gossip from Chesterfield and Swindon Town.
Joshua Marsh, who supports Chesterfield, along with faithful Swindon Town supporter, Andrew Storm, won the national Johnstone’s Journalist competition, which gives budding sports hacks the chance to interview players and managers at their respective club’s media day.
Both supporters gave compelling reasons as to why they should be given the chance to be a journalist on behalf of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in order to win the unique opportunity.
Reflecting on his chance to get up close and personal to the Chesterfield first-team, Joshua, said: “This is going to be great for me because I’m not only interviewing members of my favourite team, but I’m also making strides towards my long-term goal of being a sports journalist.
“I feel this experience will help me become recognised in the journalism industry, and will also complement my current AS studies in English Language and Media, along with History and Spanish.”
Andrew Storm, who works in the procurement industry, spoke of how he was eager to put his professional skills to use with Paolo Di Canio’s men.
He said: “My job means I regularly have to interview suppliers, and I enjoy finding out people’s motivations and letting them express their opinions. I’ve also completed some radio presenting courses at Swindon college, so I would like to put some of those skills to use.”
Andrew also provided an insight into what he what he was hoping to question the players and management about.
“I want to get a feel for each player’s emotions and get an idea of the personal preparation they’ve undertaken ahead of the final.
“I also want to know how Paolo will utilise his big match experience to boost Swindon’s chances of victory.”
Find out how Joshua and Andrew got on next week, when their media day reports will be uploaded to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy website.
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