Vicki Sparks – the first female UK World Cup commentator

There’s something different about the 2018 World Cup for British fans; and not just the unexpected joy of seeing six English goals in 90-odd minutes.

For the first time, a woman has taken up the commentator reins, with the BBC’s Vicki Sparks voicing BBC One’s coverage of Portugal v Morocco.


Vicki is a broadcaster from the North East – she’s a regular on BBC Newcastle, BBC Radio 5 Live and Final Score.

If you’d like to follow in her footsteps, check out this resource from UCAS, which describes some of the skills and qualifications necessary to become a sports commentator.

A big thank you to Ms Sparks for setting a brilliant example for aspiring young women.

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