There’s a lot going on in uni sport. Rather than producing long, detailed match reports, we want you to try to get little bits of information on everything important. Focus […]
There’s a lot going on in uni sport. Rather than producing long, detailed match reports, we want you to try to get little bits of information on everything important. Focus on the humour and the rivalry in uni and intra-mural sport.
A good way to start the term is to preview the expected fortunes of the uni teams and big intra-mural sides.
Almost every update to the sport section can be in Quickie form. Readers love a weekly round-up of the results. Talk to players in the intra-mural football league and get 50-100 words on each game, with funny quotes and highlights. Get pictures where possible.
Get a player on each team to be your contact and ask them to send over a paragraph about the game afterwards, or have a five minute chat with them on the phone after games. Tell them to have as much fun with it as possible. You could also preview any grudge matches and hype up the characters involved.
Consider a constantly updating blog called Sportsweek (like BBC’s Sportsday) which reports all the uni teams’ performances in one place, as they happen. Readers are interested, but they don’t need much detail. Again, try to get photos. You can fill it with tweets and quotes too.
Focus on getting this basic coverage of the popular sports and you will have a lot of readers. The key is to make sure you are fully covering what’s going on. Sport coverage is usually pretty weak in other student media, so this is an area where we can show just how good The Tab is.
Obviously you need to cover all the big Varsity matches. Preview the teams, interview the club captains, and build up the rivalry between your uni and whoever you’re playing. Live blog the matches and make sure you get great photos. These matches are always big events in the social calendar.
Focus on student sport. We don’t want match reports from the Champions League final or opinion pieces on Andy Murray’s Wimbledon chances.