ENGLAND MEDIA ACCESS ENGLAND V WALES/ITALY, RBS 6 NATIONS 2008
17 January 2008 13:03pm
Please note that all times/dates and venues are subject to change.
MONDAY 21st January 2008
2.15pm Open training for 20 minutes at Twickenham Stadium
(approx) Please congregate at the North car park security entrance.
3.30pm Squad head shots for Getty and BBC and media access to Lesley Vainikolo, Richard Wigglesworth, Danny Cipriani and Tom Croft. Requests for broadcast interviews for the above (max 4 each) should be made to email@example.com by 12pm on Friday January 18th.
Getty and BBC head shots and media access in Invincibles with all 32 players.
4.15pm England squad picture. Pitchside Twickenham Stadium
Based on team announcement on Tuesday 29th January 2008.
MONDAY 28th January 2008
NO MEDIA ACCESS
TUESDAY 29th January 2008
1.00pm England test team announcement via news wires
2.00pm Open training for media at University of Bath - 20 minutes and 20 minutes for x2 pooled photographers ie Getty plus one national paper.
4.30pm Brian Ashton writers briefing Bath University (room tbc)
4.50pm Brian Ashton press conference Bath University (room tbc)
5.05pm Brian Ashton x 4 broadcast one to one's. Broadcast interviews for Brian Ashton should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday January 25th.
5.30pm Three 'news' players available for interview
WEDNESDAY 30th January 2008
1.00pm Assistant Coaches - Mike Ford, John Wells, writers briefing - Vellore Restaurant (Vestibule).
1.30pm Balance of the test 22 available for interviews, except the Captain.
THURSDAY 31st January 2008
1.00pm Captain's Press Conference - Vellore Restaurant
1.20pm Captain's pre-booked broadcast one to one interviews (max 4) Please book with email@example.com by 12pm on Wednesday January 30th.
FRIDAY 1st February 2008
12.00pm Senior player available for writers briefing
12.00pm Brian Ashton broadcast interviews max 4 Please book with firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Thursday January 31st.
12.15pm Brian Ashton writers briefing
SATURDAY 2nd February 2008
Match day media access
SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2008
Injury update available if applicable.
MONDAY 4th February 2008
No media access. Injury update if applicable.
TUESDAY 5th February 2008
1.00pm Two senior players available for interview - Vellore Restaurant
WEDNESDAY 6th February 2008
10.00am Open training for media at the University of Bath
10.20am Further 20 minutes open training for Getty and one national pooled
1.00pm Team announcement via the new wires
1.30pm Brian Ashton press conference - Vellore Restaurant
1.45pm Brian Ashton writers briefing - Vellore Restaurant
2.00pm Brian Ashton x4 Pre-booked broadcast interviews
2.00pm 22 man test squad excluding Captain and two Tuesday players available for interview.
THURSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2008
1.00pm Assistant Coaches, Mike Ford and John Wells writers briefing, Vellore Restaurant (Vestibule).
1.20pm England Captain's press conference, Vellore Restaurant
1.40pm Broadcast interviews with the Captain max 4. Please pre-book with email@example.com by 5.00pm Wednesday, February 6th.
2.00pm Brian Ashton daily writers briefing. Vellore restaurant (Vestibule).
FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2008
England depart for Rome. No media access.
SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2008
3.00pm Brian Ashton press conference - Rome, Cavalieri Hilton,
Salla San Pietro - Room
3.20pm Brian Ashton x4 broadcast interviews
3.20pm Senior player available for writers briefing
SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2008
Match day media access England v Italy
MONDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2008
England fly back to the UK - injury update if applicable. available no media access.
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