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Radcliffe Wins BBC Young Reporter Competition

Radcliffe Wins BBC Young Reporter Competition

Burton Albion first-year apprentice Ben Radcliffe has been named one of this year’s BBC Young Reporter competition winners.

More than 2,500 young people aged 11 to 18 entered, with the midfielder becoming one of 15 winners with his piece, ‘The experience of being an apprentice footballer at a professional club’.

Radcliffe’s submission highlighted the importance of mental health in football, while he also shared his experience of being an apprentice at Burton.

The 17-year-old won in the Me and My World (16-18) category, judged by editors from across the BBC, as well as presenters and reporters, including Huw Edwards, Laura Kuenssberg, Greg James, Alex Jones, Roisin Haistie and Ben Mundy.

Click here for his reaction to receiving the recognition.

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