Local radio journalist Chris Walker to steer protection of “Estonian Extravaganza”
Christofer Walker will cowl his first reside soccer match from outdoors of the UK this weekend on radio platform CW Sport.
Walker, a radio host and commentator from Milton Keynes, began off his profession in native radio, making a reputation for himself on the aspect of Southampton’s pitch as a touchline reporter, masking their first time within the Premier League.
Walker now finds himself set to journey to Finland and Estonia in what might be his first time masking a match reside from outdoors of the UK, in what he calls the “Estonian Extravaganza” and the “Finnish Fantastic.”
Beginning on 18 June, Walker will commentate over six matches throughout seven days, 4 in Estonia and ending his time overseas with two matches from Finland.
Speaking to Prost, Walker spoke about how the chance arose, saying:
“Going out to Estonia actually all began with lockdown in 2020. With no soccer to go to in UK, I discovered the Belarus league was enjoying, so I managed to broadcast an English commentary which individuals then opened up on-line.
“A joint suggestion from each former Matabeleland head coach Justin Walley and soccer blogger Pat McGuiness led to me including the Estonian League to my repertoire.
“I managed to cowl 22 video games in 2020 together with one every from the Esiliiga and Women’s Premium Liiga. Although the listenership was modest, it enabled individuals to get entry to a league that many most likely didn’t learn about or knew little or no about.
“With the return of English non league soccer and girls’s soccer in 2021, it imply that I didn’t cowl as many video games as I had achieved the earlier 12 months however importantly I managed to take care of that hyperlink.”
The occasion will kick-off this Saturday, with soccer followers capable of tune into Nomme United’s match-up in opposition to FCI Levadia’s below 21s squad.
On Sunday 19 June, two matches might be broadcast by CW Sport, most notably reigning Meistrilliga champions Flora Tallinn taking over Tallinna Kalev at 10am BST.
On 20 June, Estonian protection will come to an finish with Elva v Tulevik Viljandi earlier than Finnish soccer takes the stage, ending with a double-bill on 22 and 23 June.
As the final function of June’s schedule, Walker will commentate on the Bolt Arena as HJK Klubi 04 host Espoon Palloseura FC.
Walker is worked up for the chance, however has mentioned he’s apprehensive about technical hiccups.
“I’m excited by the prospect of doing my first ever commentaries reside from overseas however after all there’s plenty of finger crossing that the technical aspect of issues might be okay. The proof will come 12.45pm UK time on Saturday 18th June.”
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