SEN to give 15-year-old Max Becker the chance to co-host a children’s sports show with Ellie Blackburn

Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) will offer aspiring media presenter Max Becker the opportunity of a lifetime, with the 15-year-old to co-host ‘The Kid’s Edition’ show alongside the AFLW star Ellie Blackburn.

“The Kid’s Edition” will air every Sunday starting May 1 from 8-9 a.m. on 1116 SEN, with kids encouraged to call in and chat about all things sports, especially soccer.

Previously hosted by Daisy Pearce, the show will cover a wide variety of topics, including kids talking about their own Auskick experiences to discussing their favorite team’s performance.

Becker’s opportunity with 1116 SEN began when Sports Entertainment Network General Manager Craig Hutchison accepted an invitation to appear on Max’s podcast, “The Sporting Max.” After making a good impression, Becker and Hutchison kept in touch with “The Sporting Max” podcast eventually airing on 1116 SEN every Sunday morning.

Becker said he was looking forward to getting started and talking about sports with younger audiences. “I emailed Craig first and thought he would be too busy to respond. I couldn’t believe it when I checked my email and saw his reply. He is appeared on the 50th episode of my podcast which had my biggest audience and we stayed in touch.

“It’s great to have this opportunity now. I love that the show encourages kids to call and I look forward to chatting with them about soccer.

Blackburn said she was delighted with her first hosting opportunity and working alongside Max. “You can already tell Max is so knowledgeable and passionate about the sport. I can’t wait to pick his brains during the show and connect with our young listeners.

National SEN radio manager Sam Thompson said Becker and Blackburn were perfectly suited to connect with younger audiences.

“We think this show will really appeal to kids who want to talk about their own grassroots football experiences while discussing elite sport. Having Max as part of the show will really help connect with our young listeners, while Ellie is someone a lot of kids who dream of playing soccer are looking for. They will be a great team and I look forward to them growing together every week.

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