WomenSportsDoc supports #WSW2017 & #ACTIV8afriend - a gentle 'nudge' every month to help get more women more ACTIVE!
A video documentary series developed by Shantel Rizzotto @shantelrizzotto - featuring female sports officials - coaches and umpires..
Since the dawn of professional sports, women have been missing not only as referees, but from every aspect of the game. On the playing field, on the sidelines as coaches, in the announcement booth and in the stands. Times have changed. Nearly half the fans of professional sports in the USA are now women. A cultural shift is happening. The first set of webisodes will feature female officials. The overall goals are to break down gender barriers by showing women officials in action and inspire young females to become officials.
For the past year, WomenInSportDOC has conducted interviews with officials both male and female. Gaining a strong understanding of what it takes to be an official across several sports (football, basketball, soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, and volleyball) and at all levels from high school to professional. They also attended the Sports Officiating Summit presented by the USA's National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) in July. It’s the primary event that addresses critical topics impacting all aspects of the officiating industry. At the summit, officials, administrators, sport vendors, and affiliates expressed much interest in the webseries, particularly in how it can be used to help recruit and retain officials.
Why pitch in? Click here to donate Your contribution will doing the following:
1. create a teaser trailer
2. create the first webisode featuring a female football official
3. pay Chad (he is doing everything from the camera work to editing)
4. pay additional costs i.e. music, renting equipment, travel, web development
Be the change!
So why not join us? Keep the spirit of @WomenSportsWeek & #ThisGIRLCan alive - #ACTIV8afriend once a month on the 8th! More info HERE - and don't forget our FREE #FemaleFriendly activity-finder - HerMoJo - HERE - thousands of clubs/classes are now listed - are you?
Promote your video on #ACTIV8TV? Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org with some info about your club/class.
More info on WSW2017 and how you can get involved here - www.WSNet.co.uk/WSW2017 - 'nudge' a friend to get ACTIVE - or run your own TRYDay