Fijian Judo player, Sisilia Nagisa, has been in the North West of England for a month as part of her London 2012 pre games training camps, helping her achieve her aspirations to participate in this year’s London Olympics.
We took a trip down to a very cold, and wintery London last week to visit their local MP for Stretford and Urmston, Kate Green, at the Houses of Parliament. We were invited down south to attend a meeting with Kate and the Head of Education for the London 2012 Organising Committee, Nick Fuller.
Meeting at Portcullis House, across the road from the Houses of Parliament, we spoke about the Olympics in 2012, and how The Reporters’ Academy is already leaving a lasting legacy for the London 2012 games.
The Reporters’ Academy films are currently being screened on BBC big screens, across the UK.
Every week our films are playing to a potential audience of 4 million people in such cities as Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast Edinburgh…23 cities in total.
If you spot one of our films, take a photo and send it to us on TheCrew@TheReportersAcademy.com you will recognise its one of ours by the little white triangle in the corner, our logo, shining proudly.
A video testimonial from the great Ian Irwin, ex GB boxing coach to the greats, current advisor to the Nauru boxing team. A delicate film in which we hear stories from Olympics gone by, anecdotes from his time coaching Audley Harrison and his thoughts travelling to London from the Lake Districts for the first time as a young man, a premonition of how the Nauru boxers will feel ahead of London 2012.
Tarieta and Andrew are boxers from Kiribati, a collection of Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They dream of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics, they travelled 9000 miles to England in order to gain more competitive experience to aid their qualifiers and raise their chances of competing at London.
This film highlights how important boxing is to the people of Kiribati and how Andrew and Tarieta hope their experiences will benefit them.
Oceania’s National Olympic Committees' representatives travelled together to England for the last time before London 2012. This film features the 15 Oceania nations on their journey from London to the North West of England. The Olympic representatives from Pacific Islands such as Fiji, Samoa and Nauru, get to know the facilities their athletes shall be using in the run up to London 2012.
This week we have been working on a film commission for a Youth Sport Trust project called Stars Squad, a group of national standard young athletes from Stoke.
We really enjoyed meeting all the talented athletes, definitely ones to watch for the future...in fact, ones to watch now, Beaky featured in the film is currently the national indoor and outdoor senior and junior champion! Impressive. Take a look for yourself