The amount of women’s sport in the mainstream media is less than 10% of total sports coverage. Independent women in media to the rescue.
Who is covering women’s sport in Australia?
- Sporting Sheilas
- Ladies who League
- Netball Scoop
- Change Her Game
- Making Friends With The Neighbours
This is where it all started for me over 10 years ago. Keep up to date with what’s happening with our national women’s sport teams.
Read more: Getting more women in sport in the media – The diary of a troublemaker
Ladies who League
League was how it started but now Mary Konstantopoulos’ ‘Ladies who’ empire has expanded to include other sport where there are ladies who leap, legspin and other things brought to you by the letter ‘L’
Read more: Lineout, Legspin & Leap with Mary Konstantopoulos from Ladies who League
Covering the netball around the world, with focus on the Australian Diamonds.
Change Her Game
Alison Smirnoff produces video profiles that celebrate and recognise the achievements of female athletes.
Read more: Women want to see more women’s sport: Change Her Game
Sportette is run by Sam Squires, also a sports reporter and presenter for Channel 9.
Read more: Sportette: Challenging the way you think about women in sport
Steph Hanson goes beyond Australia and is across all women in triathlon. I don’t think she sleeps.
Making Friends With The Neighbours
Rebecca Olive is an academic focused on research, writing and teaching about physical culture, sport, sex/gender, and social media. Her website is more personal than reportage but the themes and issues she posts about are universal.
Women’s sport podcasts
There are so many women’s sport podcasts from Australia they deserved their own post.
Who else is covering women’s sport in Australia?
If I’ve left anyone out, let me know in the comments. Even if you ‘just’ tweet (there’s no ‘just’ about it, this stuff takes time!) then let me know and I’ll add you to the list.
Jenny Sinclair says
Netball Scoop – a site that covers world wide netball, with focus on the Australian Diamonds.
Our coverage includes match reports, profiles, editorials, general media coverage and live streaming of certain matches. We attract significant viewing numbers – in the millions.
Danielle Warby says
Thanks Jenny – adding this now! Sorry for leaving you out.
Alyce Collett says
I’ve got two that you’ve missed Danielle. One is at least 10x more well known then the other.
Firstly – Girls Play Footy. A website dedicated to the promotion of womens footy. They cover AFLW and to a lesser extent the state leagues. http://girlsplayfooty.com/
Secondly – Girls Love Sport. We cover a whole range of womens sports. Soccer, cricket, Aussie Rules to name a few. We have a blog, a website, Facebook and Twitter. We try and cover as much womens sport as we can, but it’s just not possible when there’s only one person trying to run all of these (me). http://girlslovesport.com.au/
Elizabeth Spink says
Keep up the great work I regularly email the ABC re their lack of coverage of women’s sport.