Get out in front!: an evaluation of a media workshop for young elite sportswomen

Evers, Clifton and le Masurier, Megan (2011) Get out in front!: an evaluation of a media workshop for young elite sportswomen. Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work, 9 . ISSN 1444-1160

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Research into sport and gender in Australia has suggested that teenage girls are still under-represented in sport and physical activity when compared to boys of similar age groups. Sports such as football and cricket dominate media coverage (and sponsorship interest) and remain male-dominated. While there has been increasing opportunity for young girls to participate in mixed and non-traditional

sports, the perception of these sports as predominantly a masculine pursuit at pre-elite and elite levels affects assumptions about adolescent girls’ competency and interest in sporting participation. This article is about how young elite sportswomen view the fact that women’s sports continue to struggle for recognition and coverage in newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations. This type of representation impacts on women’s sports credibility.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of International Communications
Depositing User: Davies, Mrs Sarah
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 08:59
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 09:58

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