Jump! Mag has teamed up with Continental Tyres ahead of the UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship Finals to find a ‘Conti Reporter’ to cover what promises to be a brilliant tournament.
While football has traditionally been a game for boys and men, the past few years have seen girls and women getting in on the action.
In America, almost 2 million women players are registered with US Soccer, and TV audiences are huge – 13 million watched USA play Japan on TV in 2011. The current world champions, Germany has around one million registered players.
The English Football Association and Continental Tyres organised Girls’ Football Festivals all over the country this year, with nearly 7,000 girls taking part – that is a whopping 42% more than in the previous year. Women’s football is the largest growth area of the national game, and is now the third biggest team sport in the country.
The UEFA European Women’s U17 Championship Finals are being held in England this year from Tuesday 26th November to Sunday 8th December.
As a main sponsor of the tournament, Continental Tyres is teaming up with Jump magazine to find a ‘Conti Reporter’ among its readers to cover the tournament.
YOU could win a three day trip, with a parent/guardian to report from the U17 Finals in the Midlands.
I want to be a Conti-Reporter. What would I have to do?
The winner of the competition will be invited on a three day trip, with a parent/guardian. You will stay at a hotel at St George’s Park from 25th to 28th November.
On 25th November, you will tour St George’s Park, meet and interview the players and go to the media event.
You will attend the Opening Match to watch England play, on Tuesday 26th November, and report on the match. The senior team captain Casey Stoney will be there, and will be available to answer your questions.
On 27th November you will report from St George’s Park in Burton on Trent, where Lego will be building a replica St. George’s Park.
Your reports will be both written and on camera, with a camera team provided to film your interviews. You will be kitted out with a tablet to take photos and videos for the Jump! Mag Instagram account, and share on Social Media.
Wow. That sounds AWESOME! How do I Apply?
Create a short report on women’s football. This can be a written article, or a video, or even both. Make it interesting and informative, and above all FUN.
Send it to us here
Deadline for entries is Friday 15th November 12pm.
The judges (from Continental and Jump) will pick a winner who will be notified by 5pm Monday 18th November
You must have written permission from a parent or guardian to enter this competition.
Travel costs are not included in the prize
This competition is open to anyone under 16 years of age.
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