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Your Game v Match of the Day

Your Game matches community groups working with 16-25 year-olds to funding, training and employment opportunities. It does this through community festivals and year round support.


Your Game versus Match of the Day

Your Game gave seven young people the chance to go behind the scenes at the country's best-loved football show.

Your Game versus Match of the Day also offered the group, who'd applied at the summer festivals, a TV training session during an action packed day in London.

TV workshop
Learning How to Make TV

The BBC project 21cc ran a 2-hour workshop to show Adam, Edina, Jake, Mel, Stu, Subhana and Waseem how to make their own live TV programme.

The group then headed for TV Centre where they interviewed ex-England and Arsenal defender Lee Dixon in the MOTD studio.

Next they worked with sport producer Julia Cooper and editor Dave Horwell to produce a film of the interview (which will be coming soon to the YG website).

Lee Dixon
Lee Dixon fields some tricky questions

They then got to meet Gary Lineker before watching him present Match of the Day with Lee and Alan Hansen from the production gallery.

Match of the Day editor Paul Armstrong was only too pleased to get more of his team involved with Your Game.

"I've always found football to be a universal language and a source of joy for people from all backgrounds and Your Game captures that spirit in its work up and down the UK.

It was our pleasure to let a group of young people have a look behind the scenes and get a taste of how programmes are put together. They also asked us all (particularly Lee) some probing questions which would have put many a professional journalist to shame!"

Your Game v Match of the Day is supported by Mediabox.

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