Tom loved sport at RGS Worcester, remembering especially fondly playing rugby and cricket at School, and of course the memorable sports tours!
Tom’s visit back to RGS included a tour around School with Sophie Borrillo-McLellan, visiting many familiar sites like Perrins Hall, Eld Hall, Clock Block, The Sixth Form Centre and Theatre. School lunch proved not such a nostalgic experience (no chilli flakes on the salad bar in 2009!) but fun nonetheless, especially being joined by long serving member of staff Jonathan Friend who had coached Tom’s rugby team at RGS and remembered his group well.
Head of Careers, Audrey Williams, then escorted Tom over to the Lecture Theatre where he delivered a really inspiring and informative Careers Seminar on his career in television sports production. On leaving RGS, Tom went to Bournemouth University to study Multi-Media Journalism. Whilst studying, Tom was able to secure work with AFC Bournemouth as an Online Video Editor. The opportunity followed to work as Assistant Video Journalist for the London 2012 Olympics and from there Tom’s career continued. He has worked for HBS on the FIFA Women’s World Cup and for UEFA. His work has taken him from Brazil to France, America to Ukraine. Tom is currently a Director at Warner Bros. Discovery, working within the TNT Sports production team where they produce a wide variety of sports for television.
Tom began his talk to a packed Lecture Theatre by showing some recently produced football footage from the Burnley vs Manchester United match at the weekend that he had produced with his team. It was fascinating to hear how many people are actually involved, the planning and scheduling process, and the diversity of job roles involved. Of special interest to everyone in the room was the camera map, showing where each camera is placed around the pitch and hearing all about the system for swapping between camera shots, especially in a live forum and fast paced coverage. Tom’s passion and wealth of experience shone through as he spoke to the pupils and there were a host of questions at the end.
A huge thanks to Tom for his time and again to all our Old Elizabethans who offer so much inspiration and motivation to pupils at RGS today.
Last week, RGS Worcester was named in ‘Parent Power’, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2024 as the top School in the county as well as being placed sixth in the West Midlands. More...
Last week, RGS Worcester was named in ‘Parent Power’, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2024 as the top School in the county as well as being placed sixt… More...