Search

Orient feature in TV documentary

14:43 30 April 2013

Jack Sherratt receives the news he has won a pro contract with Leyton Orient

Jack Sherratt receives the news he has won a pro contract with Leyton Orient

Samsung

Sky Sports to screen Win A Pro Contract series

Leyton Orient will feature in a three-part documentary on Sky Sports this week as part of Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract competition.

The nationwide competition, in its third season, offered amateur footballers the chance to win a one-year deal with Orient and Swindon and more than 5,000 players entered between May and August last year.

Orient boss Russell Slade snapped up 19-year-old Jack Sherratt for the 2013/14 campaign and now a mini series “Pro Contract - the Football Dream” will cover the journey from start to finish.

It includes action from trial matches, interviews with players and managers and the highs and lows from behind the scenes.

Production company Pergall Media, led by award-winning broadcast journalist Andy Steggall, have produced the series for Sky Sports and Steggall said: “We were thrilled to get the chance to work with Samsung on this season’s Win A Pro Contract.

“The competition offers amateur players the chance to live the dream of becoming a professional footballer. It’s an amazing journey and we’ve documented all aspects of it.

“Sky Sports viewers will get an in-depth look at what it takes to earn a playing contract at a Football League club and the personal stories behind it.”

The first part of the series will air on Sky Sports 1 on Thursday at 5.30pm, with episode two on Friday (7pm) and the final part on Sky Sports 2 on Saturday (7.55pm).

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Scott Kashket has scored four goals for Leyton Orient during pre-season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Pre-season friendly: Bishop’s Stortford 2 Leyton Orient 4

Blair Turgott
Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon looks on at Colchester (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Brisbane Road boss discusses captain’s armband, friendly coming up and Alan Dunne

Lloyd James
Alex Cisak has moved back to Leyton Orient after impressing last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

O’s gaffer thanks chairman and also calls on goalkeepers to push each other to get better

Ian Hendon
Darcy Ward (white), Edward Kennett (red), Richard  Lawson (blue) and Lewis Blackbird (yellow) in heat 10 action (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 43 Swindon Robins 50

Andreas Jonsson

Most read sport

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder