Louth Town’s newest recruit could be Britain’s youngest sports reporter

Young sports reporter Mica Bale pictured with Louth Town manager Daryl Clare.
Young sports reporter Mica Bale pictured with Louth Town manager Daryl Clare.

Louth Town are having a great season and may already have a record that makes them unique in the whole country - they have what is believed to be Britain’s youngest football writer.

Mica Bale who lives near Louth is just 12 but has already been published in national showbusiness magazines, and when she heard Town needed someone to write their match reports for the media, she stepped in to help.

“I am enjoying it very much,” she said. “It can be hard work, it keeps me on my toes keeping up with the game. It’s a great experience though and I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity.

“I like to play football too but don’t have much time for that at the moment.”

“I have followed The White Wolves for a few years now and they get better and better.”

Mica hopes to see Louth Town promoted at the end of this season and praised the side’s passing philosophy and the difference made by new manager Daryl Clare.

“The only thing I would like to see is more people watching them. Compared to the rest of the league, Louth’s attendances are quite good but they could be much better. In Louth we have a team with great potential, playing some exciting football, scoring lots of goals and winning most of their matches. It would be good to see more people turning up at Park Avenue to cheer them on.”

Town’s secretary Rick Hill added: “As secretary it has been a tremendous help to me to know that the match reports are in such good hands. I can honestly say that it is a real pleasure to work with her.”

Manager Daryl Clare has had plenty of column centimetres witten about him over the years and is delighted at Mica’s reporting.

“She is doing a fabulous job for us. She is accurate, has a good style and shows a really good understanding.

“I like the fact that Mica is always very positive but never writes that we have played well when we know we haven’t. Her critiques are spot on.”