Diversification of the Sports Media Programme (UEFA EURO 2020)

23 July 2019

Applications are now closed.

The Mayor of London, alongside the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS), is calling on young people from underrepresented groups who have aspirations to work in sports media.

Whether you see yourself hosting on camera, writing for a national newspaper or directing the cameras at sporting events, the 'Young Sport Journalism programme' can help develop and build your career in the industry. By joining the programme, you'll get the opportunity to be part of the UEFA European Championship 2020.

About the programme

The programme is supported and backed by the Mayor of London as part of efforts to diversify the capital's broader sporting workforce. The project aims to provide valuable volunteering support to EURO 2020, while enhancing diversity in sport journalism, by providing invaluable exposure to real reporting opportunities across London.

We are looking for young aspiring journalists from diverse backgrounds, such as BAME, LGBT+, those with disabilities, and women, who will be given training by experienced sports journalists and offered a variety of exciting opportunities across UEFA EURO 2020.

Who is eligible?

We are recruiting young people aged 16-25 to specifically address the underrepresentation of BAME people, women, those with disabilities, and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, within the sport journalism industry. 

The Greater London Authority and BCOMS’ BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Young Sport Journalism programme is a diversity initiative targeted at students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin.

Have a question? Email us.

You can also learn more about other key projects within the Sport Unites programme.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

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