I was volunteering for BBC for Football Focus Live, from the national football museum, helping with the audience and seeing how the show works. I was even lucky enough to see the show live! Learning how the show works with fan interaction was interesting, as I feel in any business interaction with people and fans is important; it keeps them interested and engaged.Event organising is a pathway I would like to pursue and meeting with Shelley helped me understand it more. It made me think about how volunteering is important to get yourself into the industry, and to make yourself known to people. Sitting in for the live show showed me how much time and effort goes into it, and how audience interaction is important – if an audience is restless and noisy, the show can’t be re- recorded, and that’s what goes out to viewers.

Through work experience at the BBC, I also got to meet my all time football hero, Robbie Savage! 10 years ago Robbie came to Rovers, and I was one of the first people to write to him. A few weeks after writing to him, I went into hospital to have an operation, with complications. Robbie wrote to me with well wishes – a girl couldn’t be happier. He remembered who I was after all this time which was a wonderful experience for me! Meeting football legends such as Peter Reid and Dietmar Hamann was a nice taster of the possible future in the industry.









Kay Byrne