Today’s blog post is dedicated to looking at the website Sportette, an online newsletter/blog who classify themselves as the storyteller and voice of women in sport. There about page boasts the following description:
Every week we strive to give you insightful, interesting, thought-provoking features, profiles and opinion pieces on the women involved in all areas of sport.
From the athletes, coaches and trainers, to those who work in the media, administration or in the clubhouse canteen, every woman involved in sport has an interesting story to tell. Here on Sportette we’ll have you glued to every word of their battles, triumphs, fears and joy.
Our editor and contributors are journalists who have worked in the media for decades and have reported on many of the biggest sports stories of our modern time. They’re the ideal authority on the various issues that arise in sport. You’ll find Sportette opinion pieces will soon have you fired up and thinking about a certain subject in a completely different way.
Sportette tells the stories of women in sport and challenges the way you think about women in sport.
Sportette was founded by Sam Squiers, an award winning sports journalist with a strong passion and advocacy for women in sport. Sam has worded in the media for over a decade and is currently a Sports Reporter and Presenter for Channel 9 in Brisbane, Australia. Sam has always been very vocal about her passion for sports and if it’s not a microphone in her hand, then it’s an oar. Sam is a surf boat rower, marathon runner, golf player and also competes in netball, softball and basketball.
When asked about the initiative behind launching Sportette, in an interview she has said that she has always been passionate about women’s sport and thought that there were so many fabulous stories that weren’t being told. She also felt that women’s sports weren’t always being marketed in the same way.
“I really wanted to tell these incredible stories that everyone could relate to and be interested in, even if they weren’t sports fans. The more we know about women in sport, the more interested we are in their stories and progression.There are a lot of issues too in women’s sport that need to be addressed and that’s what Sportette aims to tell.”
This website is an excellent representation of the power of female advocacy about women in sport whilst also maintaining journalistic integrity. The articles are insightful and informative and provides a great platform for current stories and issues that everyone should know about.
This is definitely a site to watch out for.
Article I would reccommend: Sportette’s Annual Women in Sport Wish List