Introducing Ailsa – Our Conti-Reporter


Thank you to all who entered our competition to find a Conti-Reporter. We are delighted to introduce you to Ailsa, who will be reporting from the UEFA U17 Women’s Championship Finals next week.

In the coming days, we will let Ailsa loose on our Instagram and Twitter accounts, to keep you up to date on her preparation for the trip.

Thanks to Continental UK, for sponsoring her trip, and for enabling us to report from the touchline of one of the most exciting football tournaments of the year.  



My name is Ailsa Cowen and I’m 15 years old.

I love writing and photography. I write for my local newspaper and I have for a few years;I usually report on anything to do with women’s football, local music events or anything to do with the local young people. I have taken photographs for a variety of local events and I absolutely love it!

I’m madly into my music as well, I regularly go to gigs with my friends and I love everything music.

I’m completely mad on sport and I’ve played football since I was about six years old. I love playing it because it’s clearly the best sport there is. I enjoy playing football even more because my best friends all play as well, which is what women/girls football is all about.

I play in goal, but I think you have to be slightly mad to play in goal, diving at peoples feet and running out at strikers.

As well as playing football, I also love watching the Women’s Super League games. My favourite team is Everton Ladies, due to Rachel Brown-Finnis plays for them. I can not wait to be a reporter for the Under 17s European Championship! I’m so excited! 


Journalists and photographers – What are your top tips for Ailsa? She will be interviewing players, working with a professional camera team, and sending regular updates on Social Media.

Help her out with some advice from experienced reporters.