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Change Our Game Women in Sports Media Program

The 2023-24 Change Our Game Women in Sports Media Program is designed to provide women who are interested in sports media the knowledge, skills and industry contacts to progress their career in this industry.

Important dates

Open: 28 February 2024

Close: 27 March 2024

What you get

The 2023-24 Change Our Game Women in Sports Media Program provides women interested in sports media the knowledge, skills and industry contacts to progress their career.

Program focus

The  Change Our Game Women in Sports Media Program offers a Foundation Program designed for individuals either looking to start, or are in the early stages, of a sports media career.

The Program aims to support participants to develop:

  • an understanding of the sports media industry and options for career pathways
  • practical skills including commentating and calling play‑by‑play, producing for all media platforms (radio, TV, online and podcasting), pitching and framing stories and storytelling, interview techniques, capturing the play (inc. photography and videography), research and preparation
  • clear and individualised goals for future career development
  • a network to support individuals in their pursuit of paid employment.


To be eligible for the Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • demonstrate an interest in sports media
  • identify as a woman including those who are trans, gender diverse or sistergirl
  • be 18 years of age or over
  • live in Victoria.

Applications from eligible individuals who are also from targeted or under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. These include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
  • women with a disability
  • women from regional and rural communities
  • the LGBTIQA+ community
  • women from low socioeconomic areas.

Key dates

Applications are open from Wednesday 28 February 2024 and close at 5 pm AEDT on Wednesday 27 March 2024.

Application process

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Check the detailed information contained in the Program Guidelines to see if you are eligible.

Step 2: Apply online using Grants Online

The link to apply online can be found on the Change our Game website.

The application will include the Application Questions set out in Section 3.2.

Make sure you have the information you need on hand including required documentation and click on ‘Start new application’ to complete and submit your application through Grants Online.

It is strongly encouraged that you save your application regularly, or develop your responses in a separate document, to minimise the risk of information being lost prior to submitting your application.

You will receive an application number when you submit an application. Please quote your application number in all correspondence relating to your application.

Program area and assistance

For preliminary information on this or any other Change Our Game program please contact the Office for Women in Sportby selecting this program on our contact form.

Page last updated: 25 Jun 2024
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