Jacqui Oatley: How women in football are raising their voice


Manage episode 233982013 series 1924107
By MrRichardClarke. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.


2:30 Looking back on the publicity when she became the first female commentator on Match of the Day

“I didn’t want to be a celebrity, I did not want to be a token. I did not want to be different to any of the men”

6:52 Being a role model

8:18 Her advice to young female sports reporters

10:45 The effect of social media to sports reporters, especially female reports

14:30 Taking on the ‘trolls’ - how, when and why

18:10 How social media has exposed more sexism

21:31 The effect of motherhood on her career

25:45 The pressure to change yourself

28:45 Why cricket appears more accepting to women broadcasters

33.35 The recently appointment of the first female chair of the Football Writers’ Association

35:20 The Women in Football movement

39:25 Subtle sexism v overt sexism in the workplace - which is worse

41:30 The problem of women not having the confidence to apply

42:50 The heroics of Rachel Heyhoe-Flint, athlete, administrator and journalist.

47:30 Women’s Super League: the progress from 200 in the stands to 2,500 inside 10 years

“When Faye White was little, she did not know there was an England team.”

53:30 The next step: Operation Bums-On-Seats

54:10 Finding a market for women’s football in the UK

59:40 The opportunity in the Women’s World Cup this year

“If England were to get to the final, I think the game would explode in this country.”

1:02:34 What is needed in the future? What will show the development of women sports broadcasters/journalists is on the right track

77 episodes