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13 February 2019

MORE than 20 school pupils from six different secondary schools have posed questions to Brewers manager Nigel Clough and club captain Jake Buxton at a special press conference.

The pupils joined the local media at the club’s annual Junior Press Day and were able to ask their own questions.

The Pingle Academy, Paget High School, De Ferrers Academy, Paulet High School, William Allitt and Landau Forte Academy QEMS were all represented.

Junior Press Day gives young people who are interested in a career in the media a chance to see how press conferences work at a League One football club and gives them an opportunity to test their skills.

The pupils also enjoyed a tour of the ground, a presentation on the history of the club and took part in a sports journalism workshop.

After the hour-long press conference, the pupils were asked to write an article about their experiences and the writers of the pieces judged the best will be invited back to the club for the home game against Fleetwood on February 23 where they will shadow the club media team.

Wayne Chadfield, Education and Learning Manager at Burton Albion Community Trust, said: “The Junior Press Day at Burton Albion is always a great event and we were delighted that so many young people were able to attend.”

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough said: “We always enjoy welcoming the students to the football club and once again they asked some great questions. I hope they enjoyed their visit and picked up some useful tips.”


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