Junior Takeover is back for 2020 at our upcoming home game against Catalans Dragons, and youngsters interested in taking part have until Monday morning to submit their applications!
Eight lucky junior members will team up with members of the club’s match day staff to get behind the scenes look at how the club is run on a home match day at the game against the Dragons on Sunday 1st March (3.00pm).
Youngsters will get the exclusive opportunity to work in some of the key jobs that keep the Airlie Birds ticking over before, during and after a match.
Roles vary from head coach, to pitch announcer, to photographer, with the experience helping inspire youngsters about a career in professional sport off the pitch in the ever-growing sports industry.
As well as getting the chance to take part in a Junior Board Meeting ahead of the game with Chief Executive James Clark, and a tour of the KCOM Stadium, the eight lucky participants will also be invited into the Players’ Lounge after the game to meet the first-team squad.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, age and membership number of the junior, as well as which position they wish to apply for, and a few lines on why they would like to take on that specific role for the day!
Please also provide a contact number for the responsible adult who will accompany the junior on the match day and include three of the junior’s favourite songs - this will help form our special Junior Takeover inspired match day playlist!
All applications must be submitted by 9am on Monday 24th Febraury.
Details of each individual role can be found below:
One of the most popular positions in Junior Takeover, our junior head coach will get the chance to catch up with head coach Lee Radford ahead of the match and discuss his tactics as Hull aim to beat the Dragons! Join the coaching staff out on the pitch for the pre-match warm-ups, and team-up with the coach to face the press in the post-match press conference! Better still, our junior head coach will be invited to the Elite Performance Centre to catch up with the boys in training ahead of the match!
Enjoy an unforgettable pitch-side experience by taking to the stadium microphone as our junior pitch announcer! Read the team-sheets pre-match, belt out our try-scorers, and enjoy the game from the Director’s Box! You’ll also get the chance to present the Man of the Match award after the game.
Fancy yourself as a talented writer? Work with the club’s media manager and produce your own match report, watching the action from the top of the West Stand in our press box! You’ll also get the chance to deliver the team-sheets before the match, chat to Lee Radford after the match to get his thoughts on the performance! Your report will even be published on the club’s official website!
Hull FC Live Commentator
Think you could be the next Eddie Hemmings or Martin Tyler? Team up with our Hull FC Live match day commentator and a member of the first-team squad to join in the live coverage of the game from the press benches and offer your opinions to BBC Radio Humberside in the build up to the game. You’ll also get to interview a player after the game!
Our Chairman will play a key role on the match day in speaking to our sponsors and VIPs in the Circle Restaurant. As well as enjoying the game from the Director’s Box, you’ll get to enjoy a three-course meal by invitation of our actual chairman!
For those who have a passion for photography, this is the role for you! Capture the moment as the match day experience passes you by, with the successful applicant given their own personal camera for the game and a published gallery on the club’s website after the match. Spend time with the official club photographer and learn new techniques pitchside with your camera in hand!
Hanging up the kit isn’t the only task in this role! There’s plenty of responsibilities for this role, with one lucky applicant getting an exclusive experience inside the KCOM Stadium, able to look after all of the team’s equipment, including balls and water, and print some of the playing jerseys. The kit man will also run the kicking tee onto the pitch!
Take in the behind-the-scenes experience at the KCOM Stadium from a different perspective and join the referees for the coin toss, team sheet handover and walk on the match ball as the teams make their way onto the pitch. Our junior referee will also help out with the interchanges, warm-up with the referees and even get their own referees jersey to keep!