And now the weather... in association with Whitehaven Miners Under-11s!
Last updated at 11:35, Thursday, 21 June 2012
A JUNIOR football team has scored a winner after being chosen to star in a national TV advert.
The Whitehaven Miners under-11s were filmed last week for the short clips to promote Seven Seas products before and after the national weather on ITV.
They dressed up in opposing kits and tested their football and acting skills – involving a wind machine! – at Bransty.
Coach Richard Lewthwaite, said: “They were looking for a group of kids to take part. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity for the kids. We have had great support from all the schools. They have been absolutely superb.”
Sixteen children from around Whitehaven, Moor Row and Frizington took part in the advert at Bransty football field last Thursday.
Richard said: “It was filmed like it was the end of a football match, the team wearing the orange and white kits won the game. The team got a big trophy and the football blew away. There wasn’t much football played!
“It was a nice experience for them. Considering it was a last-minute thing, it went very well.”
Joanne Brown, of Bransty, says her two sons, Jamie and Curtis, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the filming.
“They all enjoyed it. Even the parents got involved. We had to console the blue team, who had ‘lost’ the match. It was a chance in a lifetime that they couldn’t miss.”
A film crew and production team spent a day in the town. A troupe of majorettes, based outside of Cumbria, were filmed on Whitehaven harbour in the morning with a rain machine to show summer showers. The afternoon filming featured the football team with a 10-year-old actor Finlay Wright, from South Ayrshire, who played the captain of the team.
Heather Wallis, marketing manager for Seven Seas, said: “I thought the harbour setting was lovely. We had a beautiful day for it. The view we got from the football pitch overlooking the harbour was fantastic. The filming went really well.”
The adverts are set to be featured on television from August to mid-September.
She said: “The idents [short adverts before and after a programme] are about the great British weather. It’s about going out in all weathers, whether it be playing football, walking, running.”
Filming also took place in Windermere and Bamburgh.
First published at 11:12, Thursday, 21 June 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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Why are the Whitehaven Miners using Bransty Pitch?Surely Bransty Rangers should of starred in it if it was their pitch or am i missing something?
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