Dan Goulding Reporting in Rio

  • 14th October 2016

Last week Dan Goulding an ex-student of Bebington High flew out to Brazil for the adventure of a life time.

Daniel has Cerebral Palsy which affects his lower limbs and won a chance to work on the Paralympics for Channel 4 whose production trainee scheme is aimed at giving opportunities to people with disabilities to break into the media industry.

Dan Goulding

Dan said he was 'amazed to be offered a place, it was a massive surprise. A lot of people applied and there were only 24 places so I was delighted to be chosen"

Dan, 22, has a journalism degree from Liverpool John Moores University and has worked for BBC Sport since July last year.

Dan stated that he was looking forward to the whole experience in Rio de Janeiro. Working on location, on such a high profile sporting event at such an early stage in his career will be an amazing learning curve and he can't wait to get going.

Bebington High, LJMU and the BBC have all prepared him well. Dan said "I've thoroughly enjoyed working for the BBC. Working in different departments it has allowed me to gain a lot of new skills in different areas and will benefit me massively in the future. My long term ambition is definitely to stay in sports production and after Rio, I'll be returning to the BBC, as they've extended my contract".