STUDENTS at Barnsley College have been offered the opportunity to broaden their skill set after taking up media roles at a local football club.

Level three broadcast journalism students, Harrison Needham and Luke Pons, are to join Worsbrough Bridge Athletic’s digital media output team, helping with the formation of the Briggers’ YouTube channel, as well as aiding with the production of video features centred around players and staff from all levels at the club.

Harrison said: “I’ve just finished the first year of my broadcast journalism course and joining the club’s media team gives me a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and work in a different environment.”

Another student at the college, Adam Cox, will also be joining the team and will be responsible for capturing high-quality images on matchday.

The photography student said: “I have links to the club through friends who play there.

“I had a chat with Mark Booth, the chairman, and was really interested in what he had to offer as I want to improve my photography skills.”

The club already actively work with the college’s sports academy, so they felt it necessary to offer roles to other students in the college.

Mark added: “I am really pleased that Adam, Harrison and Luke proactively contacted the club to get involved in our new media team.

“Over the last 12 months we have worked hard to become a community football club, giving opportunities to local students from Barnsley College and supporting local causes such as Barnsley Samaritans and Barnsley Hospital Charity.

“We look forward to working with and supporting the students in what we hope is a mutually beneficial partnership.”