Young footy pundits wanted

Calling out to all young aspiring Gareth Southgates and Gabby Logans in Devon - The FA Tesco Skills Programme are searching for the next generation of commentators to report from FA Tesco Skills sessions and select football matches.

Two young fans, aged between eight and 11, will be selected on the basis of their budding reporting skills as an aspiring pundit. As well as reporting on their local FA Tesco Skills session, the Young Pundits will visit Wembley stadium to report on the England v Holland game in February amongst other exciting activities! They’ll be appointed guest writer for their own column in the award-winning national newspaper for children, First News, and will also have the chance to meet a mystery famous pundit. To be considered as a Young Pundit, children will have to make their case for why they should be chosen. They'll need to demonstrate that they have a talent for commentating by writing a 200 word report on a recent game they have watched.Entries can be submitted to by Friday, February 10.

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Josh Hardie, Head of Corporate Responsibility, said: "In partnership with the FA, we have provided over three million places on FA Tesco Skills courses in total so far. It’ll be great to hear directly from two of the children about their experiences of the programme through this exciting new role.”

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