Rugby League in a day – November 12
The RFL is encouraging Rugby League enthusiasts across the UK to get involved in the BBC’s Britain in a Day project on Saturday November 12 and share their stories about the sport with the nation.
The BBC are asking for people to film their thoughts, hopes and aspirations in the 24 hours from 0.00 to 11.59 on November 12 and upload them to www.youtube.com/britaininaday to create a definitive self-portrait of the UK.
The Britain in a Day project was inspired by the Ridley Scott produced Life in a Day documentary and the resulting film and online archive will be premiered in cinemas and broadcast on BBC Two.
The RFL’s Director of Participation David Gent said: “We’re encouraging everyone involved in Rugby League to engage in the project and take this fantastic opportunity to tell the nation why they love the sport and what it is about Rugby League that is so special.
“Thousands of people will be playing Rugby League in parks or playing fields on Saturday November 12, or will be involved as a volunteer, coach, match official or supporter and there will be some great stories out there to be told.
“It’s also a big day for international Rugby League with England hosting New Zealand in Hull so there are plenty of exciting opportunities to put something special together to showcase the sport.”
Films can be shot on anything from hand held-mobile phones to HD cameras. The higher the quality the better, but it’s the content of the film that really counts.
For more information on the Britain in a Day project including a guide on what they are looking for, hints and tips and a short film from Director Morgan Matthews and Ridley Scott visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kqz5p
From the ordinary to the extraordinary, your footage will feature in the BBC’s online archive, and the more memorable your recording, the greater the chance of your material being included in the final film.
Films can be uploaded to the Britain in a Day YouTube channel on November 12, there is also further details about the project on this channel.www.youtube.com/britaininaday