The LV= Cup has played a key role in the development of some of Leicester Tigers’ and rugby’s brightest talents in recent seasons
Now LV=, the competition’s title sponsors, are looking to discover young talents off the field.
The LV= Young Reporter Competition invites children under 16 to submit a 200 word review of any LV= Round 4 fixture by midday on February 11.
The writer of the best report will win four VIP tickets to the LV= Cup Final at Sixways on Sunday, March 17. There will also be a chance to interview Tigers legend and LV= Ambassador Lewis Moody, which will be played on the big screen at half time. The winner will be invited to attend the post-match press conference and write a match report of the game which will be published on the RFU, Premiership Rugby and LV= websites.
Two runners up will also receive four tickets each to the final. All winners must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
Enter via www.rfu.com/thegame/competitions/lvcup
A panel comprising of representatives from the RFU, LV=, Premiership Rugby , the Welsh Rugby Union and a national rugby journalist will review each match report submitted before the winner and two runners-up are chosen on Tuesday, February 19.
Claire Jeromson, LV= head of sponsorship, said: “The LV= Cup has proved vital in giving so many talented young rugby players the chance to get a taste of first-team rugby and now we want to give the next generation of aspiring young sports writers a chance to make their mark too.
“This is a great opportunity for a potential future sports journalist to meet a legend of the game and get an exclusive interview with them, to help them in their future career.”
Avoid detailing every aspect of the game; just include the bits that lead to scores.
Give it an attention grabbing headline; there are lots of match reports, we want people to read yours.
Remember to list the half-time and full-time score; that’s the important bit.
Try to begin the report with a brief background about the game; where is the team in their respective pools? Have they got some big names playing for them? Is there anything special about the game?
And good luck!