Monday 20 August 2012

ESPN Search for a Star

The FA WSL has partnered with global sports channel ESPN to find the next generation’s sports TV presenter with the launch of national competition, ‘Search For A Star’.

Headed-up by an elite panel of expert judges including ESPN football TV presenter Rebecca Lowe, Team GB Olympian Ellen White and ESPN Senior Executive Producer Andrew Hornett, the competition welcomes all aspiring sports presenters aged between 12-16. The winner will be given the chance to write and present their own report for ESPN.

To enter, hopefuls are asked to film themselves on a mobile phone or digital camera, presenting a 60-second report on a recent sporting event. After quickly and easily setting up a free YouTube account, entrants must upload the video to YouTube and then email the link provided to

The deadline for entries closes at 5pm on September 17th 2012. Hopefuls will then be whittled-down to four lucky finalists who will be invited to the ESPN Studios in London on Tuesday September 25, for an exclusive tour and TV presenting master-class. The finalists will be given the chance to impress the panel of judges with their newly acquired presenting techniques and a final winner will be chosen.

Rebecca Lowe, ESPN broadcaster, commented: “This is a really exciting and rare opportunity for young stars to get involved and have a go at being a real life sports presenter. I was given my big break through a similar competition and it shows just what hard work and determination can do.”

Kelly Simmons, Head of National Game at The FA comments: “The FA is thrilled to be working with ESPN to find a budding sports presenter. It’s so important that we build on the Olympic legacy to help discover and support the next generation of sports stars both on and off the pitch.”

For more information on how to enter the competition, please visit!


Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Chelsea Ladies FC 11 25 27
2 Manchester City Women 11 22 26
3 Arsenal 10 10 20
4 Liverpool Ladies FC 10 7 18
5 Birmingham City Ladies 10 -1 13
6 Reading FC Women 9 7 12
7 Sunderland AFC Ladies 10 -15 12
8 Everton Ladies FC 10 -2 9
9 Bristol City Women 10 -22 7
10 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 9 -31 0
Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Doncaster Rovers Belles 10 23 26
2 Millwall Lionesses 10 12 23
3 Durham Women FC 10 11 19
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 6 19
5 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 10 1 13
6 Oxford United Women 10 -4 11
7 Sheffield FC Ladies 9 -5 9
8 London Bees 10 -6 9
9 Aston Villa Ladies FC 10 -16 4
10 Watford Ladies FC 8 -22 1