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.
History maker! Well done @vksparks who this afternoon became the FIRST EVER woman to commentate live on a #WorldCup game for British TV by taking to the mic for @BBC for #PortugalvMorocco 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽#WomeninFootball pic.twitter.com/fwHlA8ceah
— Women in Football (@WomeninFootball) June 20, 2018
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.