Women's Voices in the Mix for Great Sporting Moments
The Change Our Game Women in Sports Broadcasting Program is now open to applications from Victorian women looking to kick-start their career in the sports broadcasting industry.
This incredible program, delivered in partnership with Making The Call, is literally changing the game for women in sports media, and kicking goals in addressing the gender imbalance in one of the most visible elements of the sports industry at the same time.
No prior media experience is required to apply for this introductory program, although we would love to hear about how you have already tried to bring your interest to life.
We also want to ensure the entire Victorian community can be seen and heard when tuning into our favourite sports, with applications from women from groups underrepresented in previous rounds of the Program strongly encouraged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, women with a disability, and women from regional and rural communities.
Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Sarah Styles said, "The people in the media and sports broadcasting sector that bring us the great sporting moments should reflect the entire community of sports fans. Diversity in voices, in all its forms, matters.”
The program connects women with a team of broadcasting experts, led by Lucy Race and Emma Race of Making the Call.
From TV to radio, play-by-play, expert comments and broadcasting from the boundary, courtside or commentary box, the program will help participants determine where their interests lie and identify the next steps.
Previous rounds of the program have supported 36 women from across Victoria to get into sports media roles including Hannah Kuhar who most recently worked on coverage of the Australian Open, Marnie Vinall who’s now employed by ESPN to do a weekly column and Brihony Dawson who now hosts Channel Nine’s Women’s Footy on Sundays.
Vinall said, "I strongly recommend anyone who's dreamed of working in sports broadcasting to apply – it's something I will be forever thankful to myself for doing. It's been fundamental in empowering me within my career and helping to really give it a significant kickstart."
Dawson was equally enthusiastic about what she gained from her participation saying, “The program has given me such valuable insights, connections and exposure within sports broadcasting. The reputation the program now has in the industry is such an advantage when I make contact with people for work."
For more information and to apply, click here.
Tuesday 15th February, 2022
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