Women in Sports Broadcasting Program

The 2021-22 Change Our Game Women in Sports Broadcasting Program (the Program) is designed to give women who are interested in sports media and broadcasting the knowledge and skills to progress their career in this industry. The Program will be run as a workshop and will be delivered by Making The Call, led by experienced broadcasters Emma Race and Lucy Race.

The Program will consist of two rounds. In the first round of the 2021-22 Program, 15 graduates of the 2020-21 Making The Call pilot program will be selected to attend a full day face-to-face workshop (subject to any COVID-19 or other restrictions). The participants will be seeking to progress their media and broadcasting skills to the next level, with special consideration also available to non-graduates with exceptional relevant experience.

The Program will focus on enhancing and refining broadcasting skills such as research and preparation, calling play-by-play, delivering courtside/ground updates, opinion pieces, and how to secure employment in the industry. The curriculum will be tailored to the needs and ambitions of the selected participants and will include individualised sessions before and after the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed a stronger understanding of broadcasting opportunities, clear and individualised goals for future development, mentoring guidance, and a support network.

The full day, face-to-face workshop (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) will be held on Wednesday 24 November 2021.

To be eligible for the Program, applicants must:

- have graduated from the 2020-21 pilot program, Making The Call OR be able to demonstrate exceptional relevant experience

- identify as a woman

- be 18 years of age or over

- live in Victoria.

A further round of the program will be offered in 2022 for women seeking to make their first steps into the sports broadcasting industry.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm AEST, Monday 20 September 2021.

Apply now via Grants Online.

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