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21 February 2013
Boots ‘n’ All new mini-series
Wigan and England Rugby League international Sam Tomkins has teamed up with Boots ‘n’ All and Sky Sports Living for Sport for a new mini-series that’s a different class.The Wigan and England international is transferring his inspirational form from the pitch to the classroom in ‘Sam’s Team’, a show that aims to re-engage pupils in education through sport.The mini-series will follow Sam as he goes into two schools to meet young people having difficulties in areas such as discipline, attendance and low self-esteem and attempts to build a rugby league club.Together with Sky Sports Living for Sport Sam will help the pupils tackle a range of issues head on.He’ll attempt to build a squad of 20 players supported by six media officers, six marketing people and two assistant coaches – as well as two kit people – to show that sport can open the doors to many opportunities.But will the pupils buy into his vision and form a team capable of playing a competitive match against another school by the end of the series?Sam and the pupils will get plenty of specialist advice along the way from experts from the world of sport, media and marketing – including Leeds and England captain Kevin Sinfield, Sky Sports News presenter John Davies and World Cup Communications Executive Tom Coates.The youngsters will also get the chance to visit Wigan's training ground and the DW Stadium to learn some lessons from a Super League Club and to see Sam in action.To find out how they get on, watch the first episode of Sam’s Team on this week’s Boots ‘n’ All, at 6pm this Wednesday on Sky Sports 3 HD.
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Behind the scenes view of filming Sky Sports Living for Sport advert
Man: All right, guys. The reason why we’re here today, and obviously is with regards to tomorrow and going down to Don Valley Stadium to meet Jessica Ennis... Has any of you got any questions about tomorrow.Ross: So when we get there, will she be able to give us tips on the events that she does?Man: I’m sure Jess will give you as many tips as… that she can to help you out with… in your discipline, which I know is high-jump, Ross.Boy: Do you think we’ll have time for photos?Man: I’d hope so, yeah. There will be lots of professionals there - professional photographers, there will be professional cameramen, professional lighting people… There’s going to be lots of people there that will… that will do all that for you. So you haven’t got to worry too much yourself about taking any photos. You’ll get plenty of action shots with Jess.Girl: It’s going to be really fun.Girl 2: I’m mostly looking forward to meeting Jessica Ennis.Boy: I’m very nervous and very cold.Girl 3: Excited.Girl 4: Yeah.Girl 3: Very excited.Man: All right. Come on, then. Have we got..?Man 2: Oh, no…Man 3: [inaudible]Man 4: And 3, take 3.Jessica Ennis: I’m here at Don Valley Stadium doing some filming for the promo for Sky Sports Living for Sport. And we’re going to meet some great kids, and, yeah, have a fun day. So I’m really looking forward to it.Man 5: What school are you from?Children: Westfield Sports College.Jessica Ennis: Oh, my God. You’ve got shorts on.Man 5: He’s all right.Boy: You are admired by young aspiring athletes all over the country. What advice would you give to help them achieve in athletics?Jessica Ennis: Just be really focused and train. Make sure you do other things, as well, so it’s not just athletics all the time.I think Sky Sports Living for Sport can help young people in so many different ways. In school, for me, growing up, sport was something that kind of taught me discipline. It taught me how to be really organised and focused in what I did. I was able to take that to school and take that to different subjects. So it taught me a lot, and it’s kind of helped give me the personality that I have today. So it can teach us a lot in school. Girl 2: The best part of today has been probably meeting Jessica Ennis.Boy: I was just so starstruck because she was in the Olympics on a track like this. And you… you can’t believe that you’re actually meeting an Olympic champion. It’s just crazy.CAPTION: sky SPORTS LIVING FOR SPORT skysports.com/livingforsport
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