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QPR inspire Women in Sports Media

QUEENS Park Rangers joined forces with UCFB and Sky Sports recently to help promote the role women play in sport media.

One hundred schoolgirls visited Wembley Stadium for the Women in Sport Media day, aimed to show off the number of job roles available within sport media and how women in these positions are influencing the way the industry is moving forward.

On the day, teenage participants were able to try their hand at a number of different disciplines, including workshops on news reporting, television presenting and how to run a successful social media campaign.

The workshops were run by a number of established professionals from the world of sport, including QPR’s Multi-Media Manager, Andy Watkins.

“It was fantastic to see so many young women interested in media and sport," he told

“I was really impressed by their enthusiasm and hope that the day has opened their eyes to the wide-range of exciting opportunities available in the industry.”

Neil Silver, UCFB’s head of Complementary Curriculum, helped to organise the day and added: "Having high profile representatives involved from the likes of Sky Sports and QPR FC helped to highlight the variety of roles available to women entering sports media.

“The government has placed the need for greater gender diversity and equality in sport media high on its agenda, and we are happy to do whatever we can to help.”

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