WCF Sports Media Programme

The WCF Sports Media Programme (formerly Trainee Journalist and Photographer Programme) was established in 2012.

2015 photography winner of the Sport Media Trainne Programme, Rocky Hin Photo: WCF / Richard Gray

It is designed to give aspiring young sports journalists and photographers from around the world the opportunity to gain valuable media experience at international sporting events.

Trainee journalists get to interview athletes and report on the competition, while photographers are tasked with capturing all of the action on the ice and behind the scenes.

The work of the trainee journalists and photographers will be published not only on the WCF event website and social media but may also feature on their own Member Association's website and social media as well as in mainstream media publications.

This unique opportunity gives students the chance to develop journalistic or photography skills in a practical setting, providing them with vital knowledge and experience which will help them progress prospective careers within the media industry.

Entries are taken from those who are in full-time education - over 12 hours per week - 18-years-old or above and have a passion for sport and a keen interest in writing or photography.

The WCF cover all travel and accommodation costs as well as provide a monetary allowance for trainees each day.

Entries for the 2016-2017 Sport Media Programme will be opened later in the summer at the outset of the new season.

The WCF has previously been supported by Global Sports Development in the delivery of this programme.