CAFE is calling for football fans from Amsterdam, Budapest and Copenhagen to get involved in the largest UEFA European Championships ever and apply to become an audio-descriptive commentator for the tournament!

UEFA EURO 2020 kicks off on 12 June, with games played in twelve different countries across Europe.

CAFE is working with UEFA to ensure that disabled fans can enjoy an inclusive, welcoming and accessible experience at the EUROs, and will be providing audio-descriptive commentary in at least two languages at every match.

Training for audio-descriptive commentators is already underway, and we will soon be hosting training seminars in Amsterdam, Budapest and Copenhagen.

If you love football and want to get involved in UEFA EURO 2020, we encourage you to get involved today!

Trainees will be required to attend a two-day training seminar in their host city, and be available in the city for the duration of UEFA EURO 2020.

No prior experience of commentary is required. Training and the service at UEFA EURO 2020 will be delivered in the local language (Dutch in Amsterdam, Hungarian in Budapest and Danish in Copenhagen). No level of English is required.

CAFE is currently recruiting trainees for the following training seminars:

We also hope to announce plans for an audio-descriptive commentary training seminar to take place in Rome in the near future.

If you wish to apply to attend the seminar, please send your name, age and contact details, as well as a 30-second audio clip of you describing any of your favourite goals, to [email protected]. Please also make sure you add the name of the relevant host venue in the email subject (e.g. 'AMSTERDAM', 'BUDAPEST', or 'COPENHAGEN').

CAFE Media and Communications Manager Michael Rice said, "CAFE has worked with UEFA to introduce audio-descriptive commentary at its tournaments and competition Finals for a number of years, enabling many partially sighted and blind spectators to enjoy football's biggest matches alongside their friends and families. If you love football and want to be a part of the biggest UEFA European Championships to date, then we urge you to apply today".

After the seminar has taken place, trainees will be given a series of short tasks to complete at home to further develop their commentary skills. Two trainees in each host city will then be selected to commentate at all UEFA EURO 2020 matches played in the city.

If you have any questions, please contact CAFE Media and Communications Manager Michael Rice at [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your applications!