Firefighters film at Deddington station for TV appearance


Day of filming completed looking at how sport has helped key workers through the pandemic

Deddington Fire Station yesterday played host to a TV crew from BT Sport who spent the day filming some of the service’s own rugby team in and around the building.

Several members of the England Fire Service Rugby Team were on hand to participate in a programme focusing on key workers and how they have found and reacted to lockdown.   The programme looks at changes to working practises throughout the current pandemic.   It will also focus on how rugby and sport more generally have helped key workers through recent months.

The programme will be broadcast by BT Sport before the Gallagher Rugby Premiership Final on 24th October.

Adam Whitehead is the England Fire Service Rugby Team’s manager and took part in the filming.   Adam said, “We were pencilled in to use Banbury Fire Station as there are three current England Fire Service Representatives serving there but because of the current covid 19 situation, we decided to use Deddington Fire Station as it was empty for the day.

“We had three of the Ladies Squad (Amy Gamble (c), Kimberley Lapington, Hazel Clements), two of the men’s squad (Steve Potter and Ryan Bowskill) and the team manager (Adam Whitehead) present as to keep numbers down.

“We were all interviewed individually and then some shots filmed outside by the fire appliance”.

BT sport have been talking to different key workers to get their views and experiences of dealing with the pandemic.    Filming has also been completed with members of the police force, the NHS and teaching staff across the country.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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