Football fans are invited to take part in a two-day training programme on 6-7 August, taking place in Helsinki, with a view to commentating at the upcoming UEFA Super Cup.

Supported by UEFA and Suomen Palloliitto, CAFE is delivering an audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) training programme to provide an opportunity for selected candidates to commentate at the match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt.

ADC is a dedicated accessible service, enabling partially sighted and blind people to follow live matches inside the stadium alongside their fellow supporters.

No prior experience of commentating or ADC is required - this is a perfect opportunity for passionate football fans to get involved in one of UEFA’s major events.

The training, delivered by one of CAFE’s expert trainers, will take place in Helsinki on 6-7 August. The UEFA Super Cup will be played at 10 August. To apply, you will need to be available for both days of the training and on matchday.

To apply, please email [email protected].

Applicants must submit a 60-second audio recording of themselves commentating over a football clip of their choice, in Finnish. Candidates will be admitted to the training on the basis of their overall aptitude for commentating. Applications will not be judged on the quality of the audio recording, i.e. no professional recording is required. A WhatsApp recording would be sufficient.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take part in the full training programme and to potentially commentate at the UEFA Super Cup (in Finnish), as well as future matches at the stadium. Two trainees will be selected to deliver commentary at the UEFA Super Cup, with all trainees who reach the required skill level to receive a CAFE certification.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Published 15/7/2022