WiMWA: Making Headlines – When will women in sport get equal media coverage? - Perth

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Subiaco Football Club, 246 Vincent St, Leederville

In 2016, AFLW burst onto our screens and the back pages of newspapers in what seemed to herald a new era of coverage of women’s sport in Australia. But while AFLW captured the attention of the sports media, total coverage of women’s sport continues to get less time and less newspaper space than men’s sport and horses and dogs!

Will the success of our international women’s teams and individual athletes motivate a new generation of young women to take up sport? Why despite the rising profile of women’s sport, does media coverage continue to lag way behind? Is interest in the AFLW or the Matildas simply a passing novelty? How far have we really come? How far have we got to go before headlines about female athletes and women’s teams are the norm rather than the exception?

Get ready to dust off your favourite team colours for a cracking night of discussion as we shift our focus to the rising profile of women’s sport

Join Women in Media for a robust discussion hosted by ABC Grandstand’s Karen Tighe, and panelists Christina Matthews (CEO WA Cricket Association), Steve Butler (Seven West Media) and Nat Medhurst (Australian Diamonds and West Coast Fever netballer).