The Football League is offering young budding journalists the opportunity of a lifetime by attending a Coca-Cola Football League Play-Off Final at Wembley as part of the Junior Reporter Competition.

Open to children aged 14 and younger, clubs in all three divisions have been running their own local competition as part of a nationwide search to find the sports writers of the future.

Winners from each club, who are listed below together with links to their winning match reports, will now go forward to the national judging stage where the contenders will be whittled down to find the divisional winners.

The three selected, along with up to three family members, will then be invited by The Football League for a VIP media day out at the relevant divisional Play-Off Final at Wembley where they will write a match report for www.football-league.co.uk - The League's official website.

National sports journalist and judge for Junior Reporter competition, Tony Leighton said: "With the expansion of sports coverage we are seeing, not only in the press and broadcast media but also in ever-increasing online content, it's important that journalistic standards are maintained.

"This Football League competition will promote that aim amongst potential sports writers of the future."

All of the club winners received an official Football League goody bag containing a certificate, t-shirt, reporter's notebook, a Football League pin badge, Panini stickers and album as well as a copy of Match of the Day Magazine.

"It has been another exceptional year in the Junior Reporter Competition," said Football League Marketing Executive, Andy Dodd.

"All the children involved should be highly commended for their efforts, the level of the writing has been very impressive and it will be a tough task to pick three overall winners. Last year's three winners all had tremendous days out at Wembley and so we are looking forward to welcoming whoever wins this year."

The divisional winners will be announced later this month.

CLUB WINNERS (click on a name to read their match report)

Championship:
Blackpool - Thomas Menzies (age 13)

Bristol City - Rob Attwood (age 13)
Cardiff City - Declain Thomas (age 13)
Coventry City - Ben Bradshaw (age 11)

Crystal Palace - Matthew Clark (age 13)
Ipswich Town - Alex Urwin (age 12)
Leicester City - Tom Smith
Middlesbrough - Carl Younger (age 14)
Newcastle United - Ryan Cunningham (age 10)
Nottingham Forest - Hannah Tongue (age 10)
Peterborough United - Kieran Bonsall (age 10)
Preston North End - Lewis Jackson
Reading - Sean Richardson (age 13)
Scunthorpe United - Myran Szostak (age 14)
Sheffield United - Jake Rodgers (age 11)
Sheffield Wednesday - Jonathan Bell (age 11)
Swansea City - Samuel Hudson (age 10)
West Bromwich Albion - Tom Beardmore (age 11)

League 1:
Brentford - Jack Brook (age 12)
Brighton & Hove Albion - Ryan Sutton
Bristol Rovers - Tom Moore (age 12)

Carlisle United - James Sinclair (age 14)
Colchester United - Jordan Alldridge
Exeter City - Joe Kenshole (age 12)
Hartlepool United - Kieron Johnson (age 12)
Huddersfield Town - Nasa Farah
Leeds United - Charlie Ibbotson
Leyton Orient - Thomas Faull
Millwall - Charlie Buttle (age 10)

Milton Keynes Dons - Tyler Khan
Norwich City - Jacob Ilsey (age 10)
Oldham Athletic - Jack Hoyle
Southampton - Joshua Gale (age 10)
Southend United - Dylan O'Riordan-Mitchell (age 9)
Swindon Town - Hannah Clinch (age 13)
Walsall - Che-Ruby Campbell (age 9)

League 2:
AFC Bournemouth - Ben Custard
Aldershot Town - Jamie Grant (age 10)
Burton Albion - Luca Gallone (age 12)
Cheltenham Town - Laurie Cleevely (age 12)
Darlington - Daniel Hardstaff (age 13)
Hereford United - Jonathon James (age 12)
Lincoln City - Ryan Revill (age 13)
Morecambe - Joel Shooter (age 12)
Northampton Town - Patrick Hollis (age 13)
Notts County - Roderick Anthony Howlett (age 14)

Port Vale - Jake Smith
Rotherham United - Charles Lord
Shrewsbury Town - Jamie Smith (age 14)


The Football League thanks both Panini and BBC's Match of the Day Magazine for their support of this competition.

The Football League - Junior Reporter Competition

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