GYS Free Sports Journalism Course for 12-18 year olds

Do you love your sport?

Whatever that game may be, if you can’t get enough of playing, analysing and talking about it, how about putting all that knowledge into practice with the GYS Sports Journalism course?

100% of the graduates from our course have said they would like to continue contributing to GYS after delving head first into the world of sports journalism.

What is the GYS Sports Journalism course all about?

The course will equip you with all the base skills used by a sports journalist working on the radio, at a newspaper or at a television station no matter where they are in the world.

With eight modules including match reporting, interviewing, photography and commentary, you’ll learn how to cover your favourite sport or club – it could even lead to you writing reports on your own sporting team in the Gulf!

Each module requires you to read through information on each topic, before completing an assessment at the end.

How long is the course?

The beauty of the course is that you can set your own pace.

Consisting of eight modules, each module requires you to set aside around two-three hours to finish each. However, depending on how busy your week is you have up to 10 weeks to finish the course, and you’ll be sent a certificate on completion.

Your work will be graded by a GYS sport journalist and you’ll receive personalised feedback. Their support will always be available to you so you can contact them any time for assistance.

Hear from our graduates why you should complete the course.

  • “I would highly recommend this course to any! Even if journalism isn’t really your thing, it’s a great way to improve and develop literacy skills. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would do it again in a heartbeat! I really enjoyed the videography module in particular as it was a great module to enable you to elaborate and put your own twist on things. Thank you very much Lauren and the GYS team for this amazing opportunity!” –Jasmine Pitman,  BISAD 
  • “My favourite module was the commentary module as i want to become one when i grow up and would 100% recommend this course to anyone.” – Daniel D’Oliveira, Kings’ School Al Barsha 
  • “I learnt about so many aspects of sports journalism, including: Writing, Interviewing, Photography and Videography and so much more! I really liked the learning how to interview part because it helped me to know what goes on behind the scenes and what to say in an interview. I think all the modules in the course interested me so I couldn’t really recommend a single one to other students because it all depends on what they enjoy,” – Lily Hatton, Brighton College, Abu Dhabi
  • “I really enjoyed it and it showed me that this is something I would be open to doing in the future,” Erin D’Oliveira, Kings’ School Al Barsha

What’s the next step?

Email content@gulfyouthsport.com with your name, school and preferred email address. We’ll then send you more information and set you up so you’ll be ready to start the course! The next intake for the course will be in October but get in quick because entry is limited to the first 40 people to sign up. Feel free to email across any queries to the same email.

The short video below shows a preview of what the course looks like: