On 12 February, our UK outside broadcast truck Pictor was on location at Birmingham County FA, covering the U18s football match between Garuda Select v Sheffield Utd.
Garuda Select is sponsored by Garuda Indonesia, the state airline, and is part of a programme to improve football talent in the country. The touring players benefit from playing strong academy teams in the UK and Italy, some have attracted the interest of professional European clubs. Many are already social media stars back home, and the live stream on Mola TV always attracts strong interest. Chelsea legend Dennis Wise is Technical Director of the programme.