Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Beth reports from Wembley pitch at NFL game

14:14 14 November 2012

Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community College's Beth Thomson at Wembley, with Davie Parsons and Dean Wright from BAFRA.

Archant

An Exmouth student got to take the field at Wembley Stadium, when she interviewed officials at the stadium’s recent NFL game.

Beth Thomson, 18, who attends Exmouth Community College, was handed a press pass by the NFL to carry out interviews on the pitch, before the New England Patriots beat the St Louis Rams in front of more than 84,000 fans.

Not only did Beth get on the field before and after the game, interviewing British American Football Referees Association (BAFRA) officials, but she also got to see the post-game interviews in the stadium’s press conference room, and interviewed members of the British American Football Association (BAFA).

The reason Beth was granted a press pass is that, through the college’s Exmouth Raptors’ American football programme, she has just become the youngest member of BAFRA, and only the second female to join the association.

Beth’s interview will now be used for a BBC School Report Day item in the spring, and Raptors’ coach Rob Rooksby says the day was a great milestone for Beth and the Raptors.

He said: “I am very grateful to the London NFL office for putting so much work into getting us the press pass for Beth at such short notice - it was a fantastic experience for Beth.

“BAFA have recognised our work in a very public way in the programme for the match saying that the college is regarded as the “benchmark” for other schools and that we are leading the way on American Football development in schools in the UK, something we can be very proud of.”

BAFA’s director for student football Andy Fuller, who Beth also interviewed, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Beth.

“She is a tremendous ambassador for Exmouth Community College and their innovative American Football programme.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:30
Claire and Tarot Close

An Exmouth couple, who have run a small business in the town for three years, have claimed an ability to celebrate each other’s achievement is the reason for their success.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:15
A rare  Baird’s Sandpiper landing  at Seaton Wetlands. Picture: SUE SMITH

Action-packed programme of outdoor activities

Read more
Yesterday, 15:06
Leon Butt.

A drug dealer from Topsham has been jailed for almost 10 years.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:35
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service badge

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has served up some safety tips for East Devon residents ahead of Pancake Day tomorrow (Tuesday).

Read more
Yesterday, 14:11

A motorcycle pillion passenger from Exmouth was killed when its rider allegedly overtook a line of traffic and crashed into a Jeep which was turning right across its path, a court has heard.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:56
Colaton Raleigh players performance of Red Riding Hood. Ref exe 05-16TI 0395. Picture: Terry Ife

Colaton Raleigh Players production of Red Riding Hood

Read more
Yesterday, 09:41
Enormous waves crashed along Sidmouth seafront after very windy conditions and high tides. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4301-06-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Communities warned to take care on exposed seafronts

Read more
Yesterday, 09:21
Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

Winds of up to 80 miles per hour are expected today, as storm ‘Imogen’ batters East Devon, the MET office has warned.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A major obstacle in the way of the planned redevelopment of Exmouth seafront looks to have been cleared, after East Devon District Council (EDDC) was successful in a lengthy courtroom battle with two of its tenants.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
New classrooms were opened by Bishop of Crediton Revd Dame Sarah Mullally at St Peter's Primary School in Budleigh. Jumping for joy. Ref exb 05-16AW 8061. Picture: Alex Walton

It is hoped a new classroom block named after a much-loved former headteacher will inspire future generations of pupils at the school.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications