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Budding journalists go VIP at Premiership Rugby final

Youngsters from the Community Foundation’s Disability Journalism Programme were treated to a day to savour, as they went behind the scenes at Twickenham for the Premiership Rugby final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs last weekend.

A selection of budding journalists from the programme, which is funded by Premiership Rugby and Comic Relief, attended Twickenham for a once in a lifetime experience, going behind the scenes on the biggest occasion of the season.

After a pre-match tour of the changing rooms with Premiership Rugby’s head of communications, Paul Morgan, the youngsters went pitch-side during the warm-ups before taking their seats to watch an enthralling encounter.

But their day in the limelight didn’t end there, as they headed to the media centre for post-match press conferences, as well as their own interviews with Saracens captain, Brad Barritt and centre, Alex Lozowski.

Funded by Comic Relief, the Disability Journalism Programme provides students with the opportunity to develop game analysis, report writing and personal skills in an interesting and unique way including participation in an access-all-areas match day experience at Ashton Gate.

Sessions are prepared and delivered by experienced and qualified specialist teachers, providing appropriate differentiation and support at an individual level, to help increase confidence, resilience and equip the young people for success in life.

To find out more about the Community Foundation's Disability Journalism Programme, click here.

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