Topical, debate-producing subject-matter (especially with football qualifiers ahead of the 2010 World Cup, the 2012 Olympics lead-up and the subject of UK sporting talent getting increasing media coverage) Author has significant media experience, able to gain media promotion opportunities Analyses the education and welfare provisions offered to prospective footballers
Chris Green is a BBC Radio 5 Live/Radio 4/ Radio 1 broadcaster and a former presenter/producer of the sports investigative programme On The Line. His written work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Observer Sport Monthly, Financial Times, Times Educational Supplement and FourFourTwo. He is also currently a regular contributor to School Sport magazine and PE & Sport Today.
'skilfully analyses the successes and deficiencies of the academy system' Guardian (September 2009) "A copy of which should be on the desk of the manager, coach or proprietor of every football club in the land as soon as possible." The Daily Telegraph 'Chris Green, takes a long hard look at the state of youth coaching and its findings are predictably grim. Green has uncovered a total disconnect between the game's top brass and the kids at the sharp end.' When Saturday Comes (November 2009) 'Our leaders should read the new book, which analyses the poor uses to which professional football yearly puts GBP66m in its academies, where only one percent of boys ultimately become professionals.' Athletics Weekly (October 2009) 'Rather than just listing the faults of the system...it provides tales of inspiration and a blueprint for the future of the national game.' Worcestershire Living (October 2009)