The write goals for James

Bud­ding jour­nal­ist JAMES LEWIS, 12, from Great Mis­senden won the search for the UK’s best young re­porter and re­cently at­tended the Third In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Football For Friend­ship Fo­rum in Ber­lin with the UK South­fields Academy girls team, se­lected

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IWAS lucky enough to be cho­sen to at­tend the Gazprom Football For Friend­ship fo­rum as the UK’s young jour­nal­ist in Ber­lin. I was joined by the team rep­re­sent­ing the UK, an all-girls team se­lected by Chelsea.

Football For Friend­ship aims to change the world through a greater un­der­stand­ing be­tween young peo­ple from dif­fer­ent coun­tries. Through the suc­cess of this tour­na­ment, I think this might hap­pen.

The team was drawn against Switzer­land, rep­re­sented by FC Zurich, and Ukraine, rep­re­sented by Volyn. In their first game, against FC Zurich, the team played well against a squad who would even­tu­ally be in the fi­nal. In the game against Volyn, the girls picked the pace up and scored some amaz­ing goals.

I at­tended the fo­rum’s press con­fer­ence, where jour­nal­ists asked the global am­bas­sador, Ger­man foot­balling leg­end Franz

RE­SULT: Re­porter James Lewis, 12, in Ber­lin (right) and with the UK South­fields Academy girls team Beck­en­bauer, ques­tions. All par­tic­i­pants then

Af­ter the con­fer­ence, I at­tended the Cham­pi­ons took part in the fo­rum by League Fi­nal, which was Bran­den­burg Gate. The an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence. fi­nal game of the I re­ally en­joyed tour­na­ment took place, Football For Friend­ship, where FC Rapid from es­pe­cially be­ing a sports Aus­tria won. It was an re­porter! ex­cit­ing and tense game.

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