So there I was, looking at an uncertain employment landscape and not sure what the next year will hold, feeling unsure and slightly scared, when a post appeared on my Facebook timeline that changed everything…
The Sports Director of the World Minigolf Federation, Pasi Aho advertised for a Social Media Reporter to cover the World Adventure Golf Masters and World Championships in Zaton Holiday Resort, Croatia. Excitement seeped into my core and I knew I wanted that job!
My approach to this role was no different to approaching any prospective job, I researched and thought heavily about previous experience, pouring it into the email to Pasi. I am very lucky to have been involved in the British Minigolf scene for over ten years, and in that time I’ve taken hundreds of photos, used Twitter, Facebook and my club’s forum (Kent Minigolf Club), as well as having been a press and marketing coordinator as a day job, so I felt I stood a chance.
I got the job! I am going to Croatia in September as part of a three person team to cover both tournaments, and I cannot wait. My team mates are Alberto Piroveno, an Italian dude from Monza, and Simon Levander, a graduate from Sweden. We already have a Whatsapp group that has been buzzing with ideas, and Alberto has already been to the resort to cover the Grand Prix, getting a sense of the layout, and more importantly, wifi spots! Our official ‘Staff’ t shirts are ordered and flights have been booked.
Ideally, I’d like to feature a few competitors as they prepare for the events in September, but I’d also like to feature the supporting members of the teams – the coaches and nutritionists too. I’ll be writing all of my features in English, please bear this in mind!
If you’d like to be featured please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and over the coming weeks I’ll ‘interview’ you as you get ready for what will be an amazing experience for all of us!