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Journalism students help write football club’s programmes

Truro CityJournalism students have joined forces with a non-league football club to provide reports and match highlights for supporters.

Truro City FC, who play in the sixth-tier National League South, have announced the partnership with Falmouth University, which was launched at the club’s game against Ebbsfleet United on Saturday.

The union will see students on the university’s BA sports journalism course provide articles for City’s match day programme and website.

Two students from the course were in attendance at Saturday’s game, held at the club’s Treyew Road ground, along with senior journalism lecturer Bill Barclay.

Students on the BA television course, along with lecturer David Morris, were also filming the match for a highlights package to be uploaded to the club’s official YouTube channel.

The partnership was announced in a piece on City’s official website by Colin Bradbury, who holds a number of roles at the club.

He wrote: “This is the start of what we hope will be on ongoing partnership between the University and Truro City to offer highlights of the team’s home games.

“This will be a valuable contribution to our efforts to promote Truro City to the Cornish public and will also offer the chance for those who attended the match to relive the key moments of the action.

“The students are also keen to contribute articles for the Match day Programme and the club website. Speaking as the club’s hard-pressed programme editor and website news coordinator, I have accepted their offer eagerly, so look out for articles from this talented group of budding sports reporters in the very near future.”