The World Curling Federation (WCF) is pleased to announce the winners of the Sports Media Trainee Programme 2023. Following several seasons without the programme, due to the pandemic, the Federation was able to open applications for the first time since 2019.
The programme will be entering its eighth season, and has seen dozens of young professionals join the WCF’s Media Team at various championships – as a journalist or a photographer. Former trainees have gone onto work for the International Olympic Committee, International Federations, National Sporting Associations and as contractors for the World Curling Federation.
This year, applications were open to those between the ages of 18–35, from around the globe, which resulted in a record number of strong applicants. Three writers and three photographers were chosen anonymously by the Federation’s select panel.
The successful candidates will join the Media Team at one of the following events: World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and World Senior Curling Championships 2023 in Gangneung, Korea from 21-29 April; the Pan Continental Curling Championships 2023 and the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023.
Congratulations to the 2023 winners:
Alison Umlah – World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship / World Senior Curling Championships 2023
Padraig Faherty – Pan Continental Curling Championships 2023
Valerii Sazonov – Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023
Logan Hannigan-Downs – World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship / World Senior Curling Championship 2023
Jaiden Tripi – Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023
Rebecca Villagracia – Pan Continental Curling Championships 2023
Learn about the Sports Media Trainee Programme here.
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