Lincoln Ladies back ‘Search For A Star’ campaign

Lincoln Ladies Football Club are urging locals to use their next game as the subject of a sports report for a national competition.


'Search For A Star' is a nationwide competition, with many clubs getting involved. Photo: Iris PR

The competition, entitled “Search For A Star,” has seen the FA Women’s Super League and ESPN team up to find aspiring sports presenters, with the winner getting the chance to write and present a report for the television network.

Entrants have been submitting original 60 second sports reports to the Internet. Sports presenter, Rebecca Lowe; Team GB Olympian, Ellen White and ESPN Senior Executive Producer, Andrew Hornett will be the judges of the competition and will cast their eyes over the entries.

Lincoln Ladies footballer, Casey Stoney believes their next game, which is against Arsenal Ladies on Sunday (September 9th), would be ideal for entrants. She said: “It will be a really good opportunity. We have had two games so far this season and they have both seen lots of goals.

“The players at the club think the competition is important as it gives people access to sport which they might not have normally”.

The entries for the competition will be whittled down to four, and the finalists will receive a tour of the ESPN studios in London. After receiving a masterclass and advice on technique, a winner will be chosen.

The competition winner will appear on a televised Women’s Super League game on ESPN, and it could involve any two of the eight league teams, including the Lincoln Ladies.

Stoney, who also plays for England, described the overall competition as “a great opportunity.” She continued: “The competition gives the entrants experience, especially if they haven’t watched women’s football before. If they win, it will look great on their CV.”

The Search for a Star competition launched in mid-August and closes on Sunday, September 17th. Further details, including how to enter, are available on the FAWSL website.

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