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Two city youngsters are one step closer to winning a day with two of the sports industry’s top stars

12-year-old Anna Freeman and 13-year-old Ciara Price are both in the running to learn the tips and tricks it takes to become successful in the sports industry from Clare Balding and Georgie Gillard

Earlier this year, npower started searching for young people with a desire to work within the sporting industry. The What’s Your Goal? 2013 initiative encourages teens to start thinking about their future careers, by offering them the chance to gain invaluable work experience with high-profile mentors. Hundreds of teens from up and down the country applied to be in with the chance to spend a day with one of 11 successful sporting stars. Selected teens are now in the running to take hold of the mic with Top TV Presenter Clare Balding, storm the pitch with Professional Football Player Kelly Smith and hit the commentary box with First Female Football Commentator Jacqui Oatley.

Anna Freeman applied for the position of Sports Photographer, and her enthusiasm, desire to learn and passion for photography really stood out to the judges. If she is successful in her application, she will spend a day being mentored by Georgie Gillard, sports photographer for the Daily Mail.

Ciara Price applied for the position of TV Presenter. If Ciara is successful, she will win a day being mentored by Clare Balding, one of Britain’s most famous TV presenters.

Clare McDougall, head of education and community at npower, said: “The level of talent that applied for What’s Your Goal? this year is phenomenal. Young people in the UK have really demonstrated they have what it takes to make it far in the industry, and we are incredibly impressed.

“We hope the experience of applying has given teens the confidence to kick-start their career, whether it be in world of sport or elsewhere. We look forward to announcing the winners and seeing their excitement at winning.“