A UCFB graduate has been talking us through his role as a media manager for a Super League club.

Harry Siddall, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism graduate, now works in rugby league as the media manager for Salford Red Devils.

Speaking about his role, Harry said: “I’m in charge of social media, video, written content for the website.

“I also deal with the press and any press requests for interviews with the players or accreditation for the games.”

He added, talking about working within the sports industry: “People don’t realise how much work you actually have to do. Especially me as a social media manager, I’m sure others will agree it’s not a 9-5 job. It’s a 24/7 job.”

Many of Harry’s cohort have gone on to very successful careers in the football industry, but Harry talked about how pleased he is to be working in a rapidly growing sport.

“Rugby League is at such a pivotal point of its development,” Harry said, “and social media is becoming more and more important.

“Working at a Super League club is pretty special. You don’t realise the magnitude of it until you’re actually involved in these events. You actually have to sit down and reflect how far you’ve come.

“I’ve worked some massive events in brilliant stadia, meeting incredible people. I think the experience of working in sport completely trumps any profession, particularly if you’re a massive enthusiast about sport.”

When asked about his time at UCFB, he added: “There’s elements on UCFB’s course that you only know because the lecturers are actually in the industry.

“After I’d left university, I needed some advice and spoke to Colm Griffith. He talked me through it, so what more can you ask for?

“He’s always touching base on LinkedIn. So, the lecturers genuinely care about where you end up.”

He finished: “I’m a believer that you’re a product of your environment. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people and people who are going to push you is massively important.”

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