Campaign for media coverage
Alongside our parliamentary campaign, we are campaigning across the media to see women's sport given the respect and coverage that it deserves. There are a number of ways in which you can help achieve this.
You can, for example, write to or email editors and those in charge of the media.
Whether it is national television or your local radio station, the people who control the media and make decisions about programme content listen to the feedback they receive from their viewers, listeners or readers. At the moment the most vocal consumers of sports coverage are those who want more of the same - that is, more professional football, more (men's) professional rugby and cricket. If we are to achieve a more balanced approach, we have to make our voices heard.
TV and radio
Examples of questions to ask:
The questions will vary according to what is relevant but there are also general questions that you can ask. You could email or text Radio Five Live and ask them why they do not give coverage to the women's FA Premier League results. Or you could email the Sports desk at The Guardian and ask them to show the results of the women's cricket premier league in their sports pages. Unless the decision-makers know that there is a demand for coverage of women's sport, nothing will change.
Have your say
All the action as it happens
The following suggestions are ideas for how you can have your say. The BBC provides a wealth of sports coverage. However, despite being a public service broadcaster, the balance does not always reflect the people watching and the licence fee payer. You can complain to the broadcasting watchdog OfCom by clicking here or if you would like to write to the BBC about their sports coverage please click on feedback below.
Radio Five Live is the number one dedicated national news and sport radio channel in the UK. You can contact the station at any time. You can text them on 85058 or click here to go to their website, where you can access their specific programmes or have your say on one of their interactive forums
The BBC sport website is a leading information source for sports news in the UK. However it does not offer a balanced coverage of women's sport. Click here to to find out how you can make your voice heard.
Sky Sports provides the widest range of commercial coverage of sport in the UK. Click here to go to their website.
Newspapers and magazines
To write to newspapers and magazines, look in the editorial information of the publication for its contact details or access them via one of the websites below…
Further information available on this site
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