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It’s been 12 months since Old Blue Georgia Stevens completed her A Levels and in that short space of time Georgia has signed for Fylde Ladies Football Club, been appointed a Kick It Out ambassador and completed an internship with Sky Sports News. We caught up with Georgia to find out more about her passion for journalism, sport and equality. 

“I’ve just finished a two-week work experience placement with Sky Sports News at their Sky HQ, London. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to experience the Sky campus alone, with over 8 restaurants, a cinema and a gym all on one campus. During my work experience, the Women’s World Cup was taking place in France which allowed me to share my knowledge with my colleagues. This led to numerous opportunities that would not have arisen otherwise, including sitting in on and contributing to high-level meetings, creating “belts” (clips I edited accompanied by my own script) aired live on Sky Sports News and publishing seven articles on Sky Sports’ website. The experience exceeded all of my expectations and I was fortunate enough to be asked back for a week placement during my off-season with the Multi-Platform team, which create all online content, and the Production team.

I’m currently heading into my second year at UCFB in Manchester where I’m studying Multi-Media Sports Journalism. I love my course and after my work experience, I’m excited to apply my newly acquired knowledge to my studies. Sports Journalism is most definitely a career I want to pursue alongside my football. Working at Sky really helped me to narrow down what path I want to go down and it has opened my eyes to the jobs that are available in the industry. I have also been writing articles for the Read Everything company, with my content gain over 15,000 views.

After a successful application process, I am also honoured to be a Kick It Out ambassador as part of their Game Changers programme. The Game Changers programme is partnered with the UEFA Foundation as well as the Premier League to provide a mentoring programme to 12 young adults who are seeking professional opportunities in the football industry. Kick It Out is an organisation I massively admire and to be a part of something that aims to bring about equality and change the game that I play is constantly inspiring.

With regards to my footballing career I have signed with AFC Fylde for the 2019/20 season in the FA Women’s National League. I’m thoroughly excited for the season ahead and I’m proud to be a part of such an ambitious club. Hopefully we achieve what we set out to and have a successful season. For the upcoming season, I am also Head of Women’s Media. This involves monitoring and updating the club’s social media (@FyldeLadiesFC) as well as creating content for the match day programme.”

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