NFTS Partners with Wycombe Wanderers

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is partnering with local League Two football team, Wycombe Wanderers to deliver a series of videos to provide an insight into a typical matchday for “The Chairboys”(so-called because of the tradition of chair-making in the town of High Wycombe).

Students from the NFTS Sports Production Diploma have so far made three videos for the club, which have had over 49000 social media views so far. (Applications are open for the Diploma until September 13th and the course starts in January 2019 - apply at

  • #MyWycombeFamily is a season ticket promotional video about what Wycombe Wanderers means to the fans
  • Wycombe Wanderers: The Family Club  - a short film detailing the club’s focus on family excellence, based around Wycombe Wanderers vs Notts County matchday 

  • Signing Off in Style: The Curtain Falls on a Memorable Season

Matt Cecil, Wycombe Wanderers Head of Media and Marketing says: “We’re thrilled to have developed a partnership with the National Film and Television School and its Sports Production Diploma, which has vastly improved the quality of video content that we are able to share with our fan base. The students have shown a great deal of creativity, talent and dedication to planning, researching, filming and editing a variety of short videos which have supported our efforts to advertise season tickets for the 2017/18 campaign, and to provide greater insights into what makes a matchday at Adams Park such a special occasion. We look forward to building the partnership next season to provide more opportunities for students to develop their skills and experience which will in turn produce a variety of video content for the club’s benefit.”

The NFTS Sports Production Diploma is led by Tom Lewis and Chris Downham. Tom has been in the in the sports television industry for almost thirty years covering events as varied as football in China, cricket in Fiji and mountain biking in South Africa, as well as working at previous Olympics and World Cups. Chris has over 25 years of live sport experience including the Euros and before that was series producer of the BBC Football League Show; senior features producer at 2014 FIFA World Cup; and senior producer of UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers and Highlights.

Tom Lewis, NFTS Sports Production Diploma course co-leader says: “Working with Wycombe Wanderers has been a fantastic opportunity for our students. They have really embraced the challenge and produced some excellent content as a result. We look forward to continuing this partnership and support of our local football team and helping them communicate in ever more creative ways with their fans.”

For more information about the NFTS Sports Production Diploma (apply by 13th September to start in January 2019), please visit