FilmG winner joins broadcasting team
AN ARDNAMURCHAN High School pupil who won the FilmG 2017 Best Sports Commentary award joined the broadasting team at a recent Glasgow Warriors home game, writes Katie Carabine.
Kate Bradley, 16, joined the voice of PRO12 rugby Hugh Dan MacLennan and Warriors’ player analyst Lee Jones in the commentary box at the sold- out match against Zebre at Scotstoun stadium on Friday April 14.
Fifth year pupil Kate beat off competition from nearly 20 other entries from Scottish schools to win the prize for her commentary on the Valerie Fraser shinty cup final.
Kate said: ‘I had such a great time at the game, the ground was buzzing. It was just amazing to see the whole production team in action – I had never realised the amount of work that goes into a live sports broadcast. My personal highlight was getting to see how everything was brought together – from the careful preparations beforehand to watching the game broadcast live on TV. It was very impressive – and the result was an added bonus!’
Margot McCuaig of mneTV was in charge of the broadcast on the day, and was hugely impressed with Kate’s enthusiasm, encouraging others to give the competition a go in 2018.
Ms McCuaig said: ‘It was great to meet Kate and I hope she continues to show such a keen interest in commentary.
‘I would encourage anyone with an interest in playing or watching sport to enter the competition this year and it may lead to a whole host of new and exciting opportunities.’
The Warriors beat the Italian side 45 to 10.
Kate with sideline reporter Calum MacAulay and player analyst Lee Jones.