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Grant Pringle
Sports Journalism Project – PlacementAberdeen

“I find the whole project a fantastic thing to get into; personally, I am astounded at what I have done in just a couple of months.

Reporting on Inverness Caley Thistle was something that I had wanted to do for a few years so I am loving being able to do that and to get my work published online and in the Times is incredible.

I am grateful for the experience that I am gaining as I want to study sports journalism when I leave school. When I originally applied for this opportunity I just expected to type up a report at the end of a football match but I have gained so much more and my confidence has grown dramatically.

The post-match interviews in particular were initially quite nerve-wracking but talking to some of the players that I have looked up to all my life has made me a lot more confident.

As my standard grade exams approach, English is an area that I knew I would need to work hard at and this project has definitely improved my writing skills.  I got into the project through my school and I haven’t regretted one minute of it.  I am really grateful to Steven Rattray for giving me an opportunity like this and mentoring me as I learn and develop new skills. ”

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