17th Jul, 2019

Budding sports reporter put skills to the test at Leicester Tigers match

Sarah Mason 15th May, 2017

BUDDING sports reporter Cameron Rolf put his journalistic skills to the test when he joined the press team at Leicester Tigers Rugby club.

The 11 -year-old from Solihull was made junior reporter at the rugby club’s win over Newcastle Falcons and was handed his own Tiger notebook and welcome pack to make notes, scribble down scorers and compile his own match report.

Cameron was also lucky enough to interview one of his idols, Tigers and England scrum half Ben Young’s in the Leicester Tigers press room following Tigers win.

Cameron explained: “As I would like to be a sports journalist when I am older it was brilliant to see all aspects of it close up.

“It was a dream come true being able to interview Ben Youngs after the game, definitely the best day ever.”

Each year Junior Tigers Club competition winners are given the opportunity to join match day staff behind the scenes at Leicester Tigers helping with some of the most central roles including kit assistant, announcer, photographer and mascots.

Phil Warrington, PR Officer at Leicester Tigers, said: “A huge well done to Cameron and all our Junior Tigers Club winners who did a brilliant job throughout the day – we definitely have some young Tigers employees in the making.

“The JTC Takeover day is about giving our young fans the chance to experience Welford Road like never before, soaking up the atmosphere and showing them all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a match day.

“We’re lucky to have such a strong family community amongst our fans and it’s a day we all look forward to each year. We have over 40,000 members of our JTC so who knows, next year it could be you interviewing Ben Youngs.”

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