Making the Call

Over the last decade we have seen a rise in the popularity, visibility and participation in women’s sport. Sport is central to the culture and conversations in Australia, and we know that media coverage can shape perceptions and influence social norms and gender stereotypes.

While we can see all-women sporting teams participating at the highest level of national competitions, we cannot see the same replicated in the commentary boxes. Women’s voices in sport must be amplified to achieve equity in sport. There is demand for more women’s voices in sport, and whilst opportunities exist in broadcast media, we recognise that the pathways are limited.

The Change Our Game Making The Call program is designed to give women the information and experience to further their skills in sports broadcasting.

The program is delivered both online and in-person (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions) and consists of five modules over three sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to access broadcasting mentors and are provided broadcasting tips from a team of industry experts.

From TV to radio, play-by-play, expert comments and broadcasting from the boundary, courtside or on field, the program helps women determine where their interests lie and identify what their next steps might be.

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By the end of the program, participants will have:

- A broader understanding of the broadcast media environment

- An understanding of the skills and resources required to work in broadcasting

- A network of industry experts and peers

- A personalised plan for their next steps.


Schedule: 

The program will consist of both online (via Zoom) and in-person sessions* (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions) between Thursday 29 April and Saturday 8 May 2021.

Module 1:                           Thursday 29 April, 2021 in person*

Modules 2 & 3:                  Saturday 1 May, 2021 via Zoom

Modules 4 & 5:                  Saturday 8 May, 2021 in person*

A maximum of 15 participants will be selected to take part in the program and the training will be provided at no cost to the participant.


Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this program, nominated candidates must:

- identify as a woman

- be aged 18 years or over

- be a Victorian resident

- be available to attend all modules

- be willing to give feedback at the completion of the program

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An independent panel will be convened to assess the applicants based on demonstrated:

- interest in pursuing a career in broadcast media

- commitment to fully participate in the program.

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Successful applicants will be notified in April, 2021.

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To Apply:To apply for this program, you must submit an EOI (link below) to changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au by 5pm, Friday 19 March 2021.

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