Football enthusiasts are being offered a rare opportunity to learn the craft of sports reporting under the guidance of BBC Tees stalwart Paul Addison.
Having worked for the BBC for more than 15 years covering both grassroots local sport and Middlesbrough FC’s foray into European football, Paul has vast experience of producing accurate and exciting match reports.
Among the techniques being taught will be showing learners how to bring out the essential information from a match to end up with a report that tells the true story of the game.
‘Sports Reporting for Amateurs’ is being offered by Stockton Council’s Learning and Skills service at a cost of just £5 and will take place at Billingham Community Centre on Thursday 21 May from 6pm to 8pm.
Paul said: “I’m delighted to be able to do this workshop. People often think we just get paid to watch football but there’s a lot more to it than that!
“With so much going on during any given match it can be very difficult to get the balance just right.
“This will be a really enjoyable session for football fans who want to be able to create their own match reports that everyone is keen to read.”
Also on offer this summer is a whole diverse range of learning opportunities.
From basic car maintenance to cocktail mixing, from photography to first aid – there is something for everyone to get involved with.
The workshops are held at either Billingham Community Centre or Kiora Hall in Roseworth, all at affordable prices.
To view the full list of courses open for enrolment, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/adulteducation or call 01642 527904.
Alternatively, learners can call into Billingham Community Centre, The Causeway, TS23 2DA for more information.