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Middlesbrough FC's George Friend swaps pitch for studio work experience

27 February 2013 Last updated at 08:47 GMT

Middlesbrough footballer George Friend is finding time between matches and training sessions to do work experience at BBC Tees.

The defender is getting some hands on experience at the radio station as part of his journalism degree.

Friend is learning how to write bulletins and edit interviews as well as making good use of his own exclusive access to the club.