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After two seasons with Mousehole, Pablo Woolls-Blanco will be reporting on his final match for the club this Saturday. Next week he flies out to Spain to begin a new career with FC Barcelona as a journalist, content creator and sports commentator for their brand new ‘BarçaOne’ platform.

A student at Falmouth University, Pablo has reported on Mousehole’s Western League title-winning run in 2022-23 and their first season in the Southern League which sees them within striking distance of the playoffs with eleven games to go.

As well as his weekly video match reports and articles for Cornwall Sports Media, Pablo has regularly reported live for BBC Cornwall from Seagulls games and has been a regular contributor to Rappo and Deac’s Cornish Soccer Podcast. His reports played a big role in Mousehole being shortlisted for the Football Content Awards 2023 and he was part of the team that represented the club at the award ceremony at Anfield.

Pablo with Ross Ellis of BBC Cornwall

Manager Jake Ash said he’ll be missed but is about to start an exciting adventure:
“We always knew that we were only going to have Pablo for a short amount of time. Not just because of his degree, but his ability in the role was so obvious from an early point.
We will of course miss him hugely. He has become part of our family. But we are all so excited for him and can’t wait to watch his career progress in the direction we all know it will.”

Speaking about his time with Mousehole, Pablo said: “It’s been a period I’ll never forget. I’ve gained incredibly valuable hands-on experience working as a journalist and reporter at a football club, but more importantly, I’ve made memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I’ll always cherish everyone’s kindness from the first day I walked into Trungle Parc and to everyone who has helped me along the way, thank you so much. We’ll have these memories forever. It’s been an absolute pleasure.”

Pablo has worked under the club’s media manager, former BBC News and Sport producer Kevin Bishop. The role is part of a push by the club to encourage aspiring sports journalists to get hands-on experience reporting on football. Kevin has been more than impressed with Pablo’s talent: “I’ve worked with many BBC sports presenters over the years and to be honest, working with Pablo has been a very similar experience. He has a natural talent and dedication to his work that is worthy of anyone at a much higher level. I’m sure he’s going to be a great success at Barcelona. We’ll miss him!”

Jake Ash added: “No doubt he’s benefitted hugely from working alongside Kev, so to get this move, his dream move, is amazing for Pablo. It’s also amazing for our club and the platform that Kev has given to him is something we try and do with our players too.”

In his weekly match reporting role, Pablo also benefited from working alongside Club Secretary Andrew Large who praised Pablo’s ability to establish himself quickly on the local football circuit: “He has the ability to analyse the state of play in a football match and translate it quickly and confidently into audio and video presentation, with engaging broadcasting skills. He’s a modest personality but with big ambition and has been a good colleague to have at matches – willing to collaborate and learn.”