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Reporting on incredible cup runs and learning a trade – Andrew Batt

From Gateshead to Sincil Bank and Lincoln City, Andrew Batt was on hand for an incredible period of local football

Reporting on incredible cup runs and learning a trade – Andrew Batt

The latest episode of the Berkshire Football Stories podcast takes us behind the scenes at the local media that covers the great grassroots game, way back when it was all a little different in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Andrew Batt, the former Sports Editor of the Wokingham Times is the subject of episode 6 and talks us through what it was like covering the clubs in the immediate vicinity but especially Wokingham Town on their run to the FA Trophy semi finals and working as a summariser for BBC Radio 5 Live in Bracknell Town’s FA Cup First Round tie at Lincoln City.

As well as all that, Andrew talks about how he started out taking photographs for the Sumas, becoming a trainee photographer at the Bracknell News and everything in between.

Listen to the podcast below, or scroll down to find out how to get the podcast on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify, Google and more:

A big thank you to podcast co-host Rob Davies for coming in and adding a different voice to proceedings, as well as Ellis Woods at Flair Media who has kindly paid for the podcast hosting.

Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Social Media phenomenon Caversham United (1st November) as well as Berks & Bucks County FA Chief Exec Liz Verrall, young Finnish international Aimee Claypole and legendary former Farnborough and Bracknell Town manager Alan Taylor.

How to listen

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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