Nottingham Forest recently invited local student Peter Mumford to complete a work experience placement at The City Ground and were delighted to receive this report from Peter.For my work experience, I decided to apply for a week’s placement in the Nottingham Forest Marketing department. I was delighted to receive a letter of acceptance in return.
I began my week at Forest on 9 December where I met all of the club’s background staff, including the media team and journalists. Most of the week was spent completing admin and PR tasks such as organising the Super Sevens’ tickets and writing the product descriptions on eBay for the Nottingham Forest 2013 Toy Appeal.
I also had the chance to write various web stories such as the articles for the Toy Appeal, FA Youth Cup game against Charlton Athletic and a signing session.
Another task was to research three players who were hospitality VIPs for the next three home games. These were Peter Grummit (v Ipswich), Larry Lloyd (v QPR) and Duncan McKenzie (v Leeds). This was the perfect opportunity to gather experience if I wanted to follow the path of becoming a sports journalist.
As my work experience supervisor, Jordan Worthington, was pleased with my application during the week, I was given the opportunity of going to the Ipswich Town game to experience behind the scenes on matchday.
I first had to help out by handing out the Super Sevens’ tickets in the Club Megastore. Then I was able to sit in the press box with the Forest journalists to watch the match as well as seeing how they wrote the match report, updated the social media sites and delivered the text commentary during the game. The day concluded with attending the post-match conferences. Despite the 0-0 scoreline I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Nottingham Forest.
However, the best was yet to come…
I was treated to the ultimate Nottingham Forest experience for the QPR match on Boxing Day with access to the boardroom throughout the matchday and seats in the Directors’ Box. This included free meals and refreshments with the Board of Directors from both teams, as well as a photo opportunity with the Chairman.
The best Christmas Day present anyone could wish for.
I would like to thank all of the staff at Nottingham Forest for their guidance and hospitality during this once in a lifetime opportunity. It was inspirational.
Nottingham Forest would like to thank Peter for all of his hard work over the week and wish him all the very best for the future.