TEACHING & TRAINING
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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
We really enjoy what we do, and we know we're very lucky to do it for a living. By that same token, there is a lot of people who'd love to step into the same industry. We use our knowledge and expertise to pass on our knowledge through a variety of training and teaching methods. Our commentary courses have seen hundreds of people pass through them, from experienced broadcasters to complete novices.
WHERE WE'VE DONE IT
Our work with Loughborough University also encompasses the teaching of sports presentation through our volunteer scheme. Students attend a series of seminars before being shown the ropes in a real life elite sports environment. We educate in a number of roles, from sound and lighting, hosts and announcers to events assistants. We have already seen success in this scheme as one student from 2015 worked as an events assistant at a national championships this summer.
ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT (pictured below)
In late 2016 Steven Jamieson and Rob Hayes had the pleasure of working alongside the English Institute of Sport in educating some of their Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the art of sports commentary. Some were recently retired since Rio, others were just beginning their journeys, but everyone gave it their all and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY
We're working in partnership with Leeds Trinity University as part of their sports journalism course; delivering our commentary course to students who are looking to boost their broadcasting prowess. Even for those who don't perhaps fancy a career in commentary, there are so many transferable skills to be learnt that will aid them in their hunt for a degree, and ultimately, a job in the industry.
SOUTHAMPTON SOLENT UNIVERSITY
In December 2014 we delivered our sports commentary course to sports journalism students at Southampton Solent University. Students were put through their paces over the course of a full day, and it was a pleasure to see so many improve so markedly over the course of the session.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"We have been working with Alan March Sport for some years now, introducing commentary training to volunteers and increasing the coverage and promotion of our Women’s League. Alan and the team are always easy to work with, regularly consulting with our staff and working to produce the highest quality product possible."
Jo Richards - Development Director, British Wheelchair Basketball