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Emile Heskey Book Launch Event 2019

Emile Heskey Book Launch Event 2019

The Emile Heskey Book Launch event, from Pitch Publishing saw Olner Pro Sport Media attend Lumbers jewellery store in the centre of Leicester where former Leicester City, Liverpool and England star Emile Heskey was signing copies of his new autobiography, Even Heskey Scored and held an informal questions and answers session with members of the media, friends and family.

Photograph of Emile Heskey 4Jonathan Northcroft from the Sunday Times posed a series of questions to Emile, beginning with his humble beginnings in Leicester and his prodigious talent for all kinds of sport. Jonathan and Emile then led the audience through his early career with Emile’s hometown club, becoming one of Leicester’s favourite sons as part of Martin O’Neill’s swashbuckling misfits, achieving promotion, four top-ten Premier League finishes and two League Cups in five years.

The audience then heard how Emile signed for Gerard Houllier in an £11 million move to Liverpool, enabling Emile to form a memorable partnership with Michael Owen for both club and country. Then came the trophies – six of them, including the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. Heskey’s England career saw him play in two European Championships and two World Cups as part of the Golden Generation, earning 62 caps and scoring seven times – including the final goal in the 5-1 demolition of Germany, leading to his now infamous celebration. Emile also told stories of his experiences with his fellow international players, managers, the media and of how he thinks racism in football should be dealt with.

Photograph of Emile Heskey 1As designers and art directors for many of Pitch’s catalogue of unique sports titles covers, we were delighted to be invited to support the launch and assist with promoting Emile’s book. Even Heskey Scored is a revealing autobiography, the story of a largely unsung player, loved by his team-mates, who overcame fierce criticism to live the dream and is available in all good book stores including Amazon, Waterstones and WHSmith from Monday 16 September.

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Former Match of the Day Producer Book Launch

Former Match of the Day Producer Book Launch

Former Match of the Day editor, Paul Armstrong has launched his book of memoirs in London with the help of some familiar friends. Olner Pro Sport Media were there to capture the amosphere and listen to some of the hilarious stories recalled by Paul, Gary Lineker, Jonathan Pearce, Guy Mowbray and Steve Wilson.

Why Are We Always on Last? is a fly-on-the-wall account of a 30-year career working for BBC Sport, including steering the flagship football programme through turbulant times in the face of stiff competition from Sky and social media. It covers Paul’s time working with some of Match of the Day’s iconic presenters, managers and players from Coleman and Clough to Lineker and Shearer.

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Joma Catalogue Photoshoot – Madrid 2018

Joma Catalogue Photoshoot – Madrid 2018

Continuing our long relationship with Spanish sportswear brand, Joma Sport, the team from Olner Pro Sport Media visited Madrid recently to art direct, photograph and video the new 2019 Collection of performance and training products.

The week in the Spanish capital was mostly spent locked away in a photographic studio close to the capital cities’ enormous railway station, where models were hired to pose in a full range of Joma technical sportswear garments. 2018 was the latest annual teamwear shoot that Olner Pro Sport Media have managed for the growing Joma brand, following on from footwear and professional football club kit launches and UK social media support.

Look out for the impressive Joma 2019 Teamwear Collection launch in early 2019.

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Ben Thornley, Class of ’92 Star’s Book Cover Photoshoot

Ben Thornley, Class of ’92 Star’s Book Cover Photoshoot

Think David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes or Gary Neville were the stars of Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup success back in 1992? Think again!

According to many leading football experts, including Sir Alex Ferguson, one player was cut out to make the grade ahead of anyone else. Tackled: The Class of ’92 Star Who Never Got to Graduate is the compelling autobiography of Ben Thornley, the teenager who had the world at his feet, only for one tackle to shatter his knee and his dreams of playing for the biggest club in the world.

In June 2018, Olner Pro Sport Media were invited to art direct the book cover photography shoot with Ben at the famous Old Trafford stadium and then to compose the design and artwork.

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