On Thursday 1st March 2018, I was buzzing with pure excitement as I visited Selhurst Park Stadium for work experience. I had never been inside Selhurst Park before, so I was really looking forward to it. Despite, the horrific weather conditions, I managed to get there briskly, and I was accompanied by social media manager Samuel Jordan and Mr Sidwell. Samuel gave me a brief tour of Crystal Palace FC, showing me where the journalists work, the interview rooms and I even saw Christian Benteke getting out of the changing room! Moreover, Samuel explained his role at the club to me and how important social media is to present the club’s latest information to the fans (especially to the younger generation).
Furthermore, I saw goalkeeper Diego Cavaleiri sign shortly before Roy Hodgson’s press conference. He talked about the club’s never-ending injury crisis and meeting up again with Jose Mourinho, ahead of the clash against Manchester United on Monday. In addition to this, I asked many questions to Samuel in order to develop my knowledge in Journalism while he told me what makes a good story. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and hopefully I can go there again in the future.
Maxwell Kablan - Year 10