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(4) Visually Impaired Commentary Service.

posted 28 Oct 2010, 08:22 by N Saunders   [ updated 10 Jul 2012, 15:04 ]

New commentator joins Vi commentary team.

After being Exeter City Football Clubs resident Vi commentator for 4 years, Matt Cotton left in September to go off to Southampton University, Peter Odgers was welcomed as the new Vi commentator and now joining Peter is Tristan Barclay.


Tristan is a student at Exeter University, going into his third year. He is studying English, but his real interest is in studying media. He edits the student newspaper, which is published fortnightly and usually takes up about 25 hours of his time during press weeks, he does this as a volunteer and he says he enjoys it immensely so is happy to do it. He writes for the paper a lot and has also been involved in the student radio station, website and tv station.


Over the summer Tristan worked for the BBC, Building Magazine, and the Times, so he has a decent grasp on what working in the press involves. 


In terms of sport, he’s a fanatic, particularly football and cricket. He’s played football since he was a kid and now plays for the university team. Tristan has been to see City play on several occasions and lives just a couple of roads away from St James Park.


He’s not worked in commentary before, but is excited to learn as quickly as possible.


This is great news for all visually impaired supporters that use the clubs Vi commentary service on match days at Exeter City.


Welcome on board Tristan.