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

Littleham's Brianna Evans, currently Miss Devon is preparing for the Miss England competition. Ref exe 5655-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Littleham teenager, whose hopes of becoming Miss England were dashed by a health scare, has been given automatic entry into next year’s contest.

Read more
06:30
The family of Luke Hendrick are trying to raise awareness of the infection he died from

The family of an Exmouth man who died suddenly from an undiagnosed infection is launching an awareness campaign in his name.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:47
Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach

Work on a section of Exmouth beach where a sink hole has appeared several times in the last two months is set to begin on Friday, August 28.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:56
Speedometer

Exmouth crime writer Graham Hurley says that a narrow street without pavements has turned into a rat-run and should have a 20mph speed limit.

Read more
Wed, 10:48

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

Read more
Wed, 08:23
Best garden winners Peter and Evelyn Paine, who are also celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary

A Lympstone couple, who will be celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary, have won a gardening award.

Read more
Wed, 08:22
Ready for the off at the start of one of the junior swimming races in the National Surf Life Saving Championships this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2736-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Exmouth beach welcomes back the Surf Life Saving GB Ocean Championships this week.

Read more
Tue, 09:09

New markings could be installed to warn people not to cycle on pavements in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Mon, 17:31
Beautiful days

Photos by Eleanor Pipe, Stephen Sumner and Becca Gliddon

Read more
Mon, 12:37
Inspector Antonia Weeks

‘Non-dwelling’ burglaries of buildings like out-houses and garden sheds in the Exmouth area have increased by eight per cent in a year.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder