Published 23 June 2022 2 min read
Grassroots Football

Football and writing are 'instrumental in my development'

Written by:

Angely Castro

It's National Writing Day and Angely Castro explains her love of both football and writing...
Angely Castro, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student at University Campus of Football Business (UCFB), works in the media team for a grassroots futsal team, Genesis, alongside playing for the club and studying for her degree.

For this year’s National Writing Day, she reveals what she gets up to, why she chose to get involved in sport and her profound love of what she does…

As a sports journalism student, being involved in the sports industry has been instrumental in my development as a future journalist.

Thanks to UCFB, I got introduced to the world of Futsal which I have been playing in a local grassroots club that has so much support for its players - Genesis Futsal.

We’ve even been shown on BT Sport, so I had the pleasure of getting involved in photography and filming on these days.

My university has opened many doors for myself as a journalist and I've been privileged enough to be given opportunities that go hand in hand with my degree.

I’ve experienced finals, sporting events, tournaments, articles and more. A personal highlight was writing for the Non-League Paper. As a woman in sport, it’s been rewarding seeing my work published knowing that we may be discriminated against for our love of sport.

My passion for writing has only gotten stronger with the help of my degree and I look forward to being involved in more projects at UCFB.