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Media Information

Posted: Sat 25 Jun 2016
Author: Colin Munford
Leyton Orient FC

Leyton Orient FC

Image by: Simon O'Connor
Media Requests

All interview requests or general media enquiries relating to Club affairs are to be directed to the media and communications manager Colin Munford, preferably via email to c.munford@leytonorient.net. We will endeavour to deal with every request from accredited media sources as soon as possible.

Press Conferences

The vast majority of our interview requests for players and staff will be facilitated at our regular press day on a Thursday (subject to change) at the Club’s training ground.
 
Should you wish to attend then you must send an email outlining your request through beforehand and you will subsequently receive notification granting you or denying you access to the press day.
Media that have not sent through a request more than 24 hours before the press day may not be given access for that week. 

The Club will occasionally call press conferences in the event of a major announcement or ahead of a remarkable fixture. These may take place at the stadium and media outlets will be notified if this is the case. 

Match Accreditation

In order for media organisations to attend first team fixtures at the Matchroom Stadium to provide broadcast or written coverage, Football League media accreditation is required. To obtain permission to report on all Football League fixtures, please contact Kelly Williams accreditations@football-dataco.com or by calling 0207 864 9131. Please note that the Football League reserves the right to refuse any applications which are considered unsuitable or outwith the best interests of the competition.

Accredited organisations wishing to attend Orient home fixtures are asked to make their applications through DataCo's I-PBS online booking system http://www.football-dataco.com. 

Please note that the closing date for accreditation applications is 5pm on Thursdays for all weekend fixtures, or 5pm on the preceding day for a midweek fixture. Though we can normally accommodate late requests (subject to availability), the deadlines have been set to ensure the smoothest possible service on the day of the game. We respectfully ask that all submissions for accreditation are made via the I-PBS system.

Please avoid ringing to confirm the status of your application prior to this point. We will not supply confirmation of acceptance for any emailed faxed requests, so please send your application via I-PBS if you require confirmation.

Live full/part match commentaries can only be carried out where an agreement exists between the Club, the Football League and the third party broadcaster. Any organisations with such an agreement are requested to submit a purchase order number with their accreditation request in order to allow us to process your application. We cannot guarantee access to any organisation not adhering to this request.
Matchday parking is not provided to the media due to a lack of parking space at the stadium. 

Match Photography

The vast majority of images used in our matchday programme and via the pages of our Club website are provided by our club photographer Simon O’Connor. For any queries relating to imagery, please contact our media department.

Other images featured on our site are courtesy of Action Images and others are accredited where necessary.

Work Experience/Student Requests

Due to the vast number of requests we receive relating to student projects or possible work experience placements, it is unfortunately impossible for us to grant every request we receive. 

Opportunities for individuals wishing to gain work experience within the media department are occasionally available. Anyone wishing to be considered for such a placement are asked to email c.munford@leytonorient.net stating:

- the reason for their application
- the whole weeks in which they are available (preferably in fortnightly periods or longer)
...and including:
- an up to date CV
- examples of relevant work in this area.

Contacts

If the above information still doesn't answer your query, please feel free to email Colin Munford on c.munford@leytonorient.net with any other queries you may have.