Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract competition with Leyton Orient is the subject of a three-part documentary on Sky Sports this week.
The nationwide competition, which offers amateur footballers the chance to win a one-year professional contract with Orient and Swindon Town, has just completed its third season – the first involving the O’s.
More than 5,000 players entered between May and August last year in a bid to sign for either Orient or Swindon, with 19 year old Jack Sherratt earning a place in Russell Slade’s squad for next season.
The mini-series, entitled ‘Pro Contract – The Football Dream’, will cover this season’s competition from start to finish, including trial matches, interviews with players and managers and the highs and lows from behind-the-scenes.
TV production company Pergall Media, led by award-winning broadcast journalist Andy Steggall, produced the mini-series for Sky Sports.
Steggall said: “We were thrilled to get the chance to work with Samsung, Swindon Town and Leyton Orient on this season’s Win A Pro Contract.
“The competition offers amateur players the chance to live the dream of becoming a professional footballer. It’s an amazing journey and we’ve documented all aspects of it.
“Sky Sports viewers will get an in-depth look at what it takes to earn a playing contract at a Football League club – and the personal stories behind it.”
Don’t miss an episode of Pro Contract – The Football Dream.
Episode One, Thursday May 2, 5:30pm, Sky Sports 1 HD
Episode Two, Friday May 3, 7pm, Sky Sports 1 HD
Episode Three, Saturday May 4, 7.55pm, Sky Sports 2 HD