Jayne recently helped to deliver a two day seminar in Kenya to more than 30 sports journalists, broadcasters and photographers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

The seminar was organised by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) and supported by the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK).  All came together to discuss the practical issues of covering major events as well as learning what it takes to prepare for and cover the Olympic Games.
Kipchoge Keino, two time Olympic gold medallist, former world record holder and President of NOCK, welcomed the group and opened two days of interactive discussion. Jayne was guest speaker and ran a workshop explaining how a media representative accredits for the Olympic Games, gave tips for planning and working on-site and led lively discussion around the practical problems faced by sports journalists in Africa.
Evelyn Watta, treasurer of SJAK, said:
“This was a pioneering seminar that has set the tone for the region’s journalists as they prepare to cover the Rio Olympics and also equipped them with practical skills to cover major international events. Having such an experienced media operations expert as Jayne share practical tips and speak to the journalists on how to plan and book their accommodation, work and operate at major sporting events was quite eye-opening. Journalists went away feeling better equipped and much better informed about what it takes to prepare for and cover the Olympic Games.”