Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced that 30 women across Victoria have been selected for this year’s Change Our Game Women in Sports Broadcasting Program.
The program provides participants with professional development and training to put their passion and skills into practice.
This year’s participants include budding broadcasters Hanh Tran and Georgia Rajic. Hanh recently commentated the NPLW and the Women’s Series Futsal Victoria League and Georgia is currently an A-League Women commentator with experience in sports broadcasting on Kayo Sports, Paramount Plus and 10 Play.
The program offers two streams – one with an introductory focus to support the development of early-career sports broadcasters, and one as an extension program for participants who are already establishing their presence in the media and want to take their career to the next level.
Led by industry experts Emma Race and Lucy Race, the program enhances and refines broadcasting skills from play-by-play calling, delivering courtside and ground updates to presenting opinion pieces and job seeking. Participants will also receive individual career planning sessions – helping them kick their professional goals.
The recent Change Our Game State of Play Survey commissioned by the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR) found that 91 per cent of people surveyed who watch sport want to see more women commentators.
The Change Our Game Women in Sports Broadcasting Program is developed and delivered by OWSR, in partnership with sports media consultancy Making The Call, to address a lack of gender diversity in sports broadcasting and ensure women are represented on and off the field.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence
“We’re backing women's dreams for careers in sports media, so that we can one day see and hear as many women as men in sports broadcasting.”
Quote attributable to Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Sarah Styles
"Research has shown us that people want to hear and see more women when they tune into sport, and we’re excited to offer a program that directly helps make that a reality.”
Quote attributable to successful Women in Sports Broadcasting Program applicant Georgia Rajic
"I am so excited and grateful to be recommended for the program this year. I've greatly admired the work and people involved since its inception and am hugely looking forward to expanding my skillset and meeting likewise people who are all passionate about sport."
Reviewed 07 May 2023