UCFB is delighted to announce that BBC Sport radio host Garry Richardson will speak to UCFB Wembley students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Richardson, whose BBC career began with BBC Radio Oxford, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Wednesday 22nd November.

Garry Richardson

Richardson began his broadcasting career with BBC Radio Oxford. He had previously been a youth player at Reading and Southampton football clubs but quickly realised that he was unlikely to become a professional footballer.

He gave his first sports report on national radio in 1981 as a ‘club’ reporter, introduced by Today’s co-presenter Brian Redhead for the match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. Under the tutorship of Tony Adamson, Bryon Butler and the commentator Peter Jones, Richardson rose to become the regular sports reporter on the show, a role he has assumed for over 20 years.

Richardson also presents the Sunday morning sports programme Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Richardson has interviewed a variety of personalities from the world of sport and politics, including former South African president Nelson Mandela and Hansie Cronje, the South African cricket captain.

Garry Richardson will appear at UCFB Wembley in Pitch View West 2 at 10am, on Wednesday 22nd November.