With the Media-Day behind - it is now all eyes on this weekends Invitational in SSP !!
Thursday saw me attending the Team GB Women's basketball teams Media Day at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford. After covering similar events and games for Team Finland for a long time, initial feelings were strange to be covering another team in the same way. Although this opportunity only has arisen due to their regular guy being called to cover NBA games in the U.S of A (someone tell how to get myself there for a game or two.. any help Petteri Koponen???)
Bright and early at SSP yesterday, quick shoot around during practise, then some head-shots as well as video interviews to conduct as the morning progressed. All worked nice and smooth, got the pictures done and interviews worked out great as well!
Another 3 hours to drive back home - and then hitting the screen editing videos/pictures - all delivered, sleep!
From Saturday to Monday - my home will be Surrey Sports Park, as I cover all games that will be played there. Should be different, with new team, new players to cover.. who knows, when the first GB games tips-off - I might look at the squad and ask myself "where is Taru Tuukkanen or Tiina Sten??"
Great opportunity to cover Team GB and hopefully provide them with images in the lead-up to EuroBasket 2013 in France, which unfortunately have to pass. Shame - but can't be everywhere at once :-)
If time allows, and if the pictures and stories are up to scratch - there should be few Blog entries over the coming days over here. So.. come around and check what's happening in Women's basketball in the UK...