Lucy Wright - Media Assistant, Stoke City FC
“Believe in yourself and your abilities. Stop doubting yourself, carry on working hard and you will eventually get rewarded.”
Name: Lucy Wright
When at CHS: 2010 - 2017
Current Role: Media Assistant
What are your memories of CHS?
During my time at CHS my form tutor was Mr. Hickton and for seven years and he was an unbelievable form tutor. A fantastic asset to the school and a great history teacher. I left Congleton High Sixth Form having achieved an A in Sociology, B in History and B in Psychology.
Route after CHS:
After leaving CHS I moved to Staffordshire University to study Sports Public Relations and Journalism. After graduating from Staffordshire University with a First Class Honours Degree, I then went on to work at BBC Radio Stoke within the sports department. I produced content for the radio sports shows, interviewed local football managers, including former Stoke City boss, Michael O'Neill MBE.
What does your current role entail?
I am now working full time within Stoke City FC and their media department, producing content for the first team on social media, the club website and for the official matchday programme. I travel to every home and away game with the club and have a responsibility to produce content around the game. I therefore also interview senior football players within the club post-match.
I think women working within sports media, especially football is a huge thing now, and so it should be! It has always been seen as a male orientated job, until recently and if I can play a small part in helping to inspire more girls down this route, that would be amazing!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Believe in yourself and your abilities. Stop doubting yourself, carry on working hard and you will eventually get rewarded.