Rename the Basin Reserve

By Support Women's Sport

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Rename The Basin Reserve

Project 2019-07-16 11:03:56 +1200

Introducing:

The Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve

This project was coined to increase support for New Zealand's female athletes. To champion greater media coverage and tackle the clear inequalities in the visibility and value of all women’s sport in New Zealand.

To find out more about the Support Women's Sport initiative click here.

 

But is the gender bias in sports reporting real?!

To put simply, yes. Here are just a handful of articles that validate our argument:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/103413304/new-study-reveals-stark-gender-bias-in-sports-coverage 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113601079/rugby-team-stands-behind-girl-teammate-pushed-out-by-stupid-rules 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113554270/girl-in-schools-first-xv-told-her-team-wont-get-any-points-if-she-plays-in-tournament

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113597700/chair-of-sport-hawkes-bay-says-principals-decision-to-deter-girl-from-playing-is-stupid

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/black-ferns/113602562/top-womens-player-kendra-cocksedge-says-let-briar-play-rugby-with-the-boys

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/114022308/young-budding-rugby-league-player-cant-play-because-shes-a-girl

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/103556171/give-my-daughter-a-game-are-there-really-lots-of-opportunities-for-girls-in-sport 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/17/league-of-gentlemen-how-cricket-holds-back-women-coaches

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2019/06/12/west-indies-captain-stafanie-taylor-no-support-womens-sport/

https://michelleredfern.com/2019/01/05/what-is-the-invisible-barrier-for-women-in-sport/ 

https://www.wisden.com/almanack/why-cricket-needs-to-improve-its-attitude-to-sexism  

 

But why rename the Basin Reserve?

If we’re serious about drawing attention to women’s sport then let’s do it on a scale never seen before. Let’s take our oldest and most famous cricket ground and call it the 'Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve’. By renaming this historic location we’ll be making a statement to the world. 

It took an earthquake to create the basin reserve. Let’s keep shaking things up!

 

And why support us?

Our mission is simple: we want women’s sport to be more valued. That means by players and coaches as well as reporters, editors and academics.

We want to challenge the ignorantly biased and sometimes, blatantly sexist culture that persists in New Zealand sports.

We want better stories to be published about women’s sport.

We want more women in senior leadership positions.

We want to support journalists who give prime real estate to women’s sports coverage.

And most importantly, we want to provide young girls with positive role models they can aspire to, because if they can see her, they can be her. 

 

Here's where you come in: 

In order to secure naming rights of the Basin Reserve, there are a few targets that we must hit.

  1. If we reach our target of $50k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 1 year.
  2. If we reach our target of $100k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 2 years.
  3. If we reach our target of $150k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 3 years. 

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

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Pledgers 85

Leon Kirkbeck
2019-08-08 14:39:14 +1200

"You go you good things!! Brilliant cause and brilliant execution. Let do this! Your mates @ Augusto are right behind you."

James Walkinshaw
2019-08-05 15:31:52 +1200
Gracie Ridley-Smith
2019-08-02 10:41:41 +1200
Carey Young
2019-07-31 11:40:37 +1200

"I SUPPORT WOMENS SPORT"

Kelly Evans
2019-07-31 10:33:55 +1200
Tonia
2019-07-30 06:23:35 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-29 20:27:06 +1200
Gary Scott
2019-07-29 17:01:19 +1200
Sarah
2019-07-29 14:38:02 +1200
dura
2019-07-28 16:40:02 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-27 20:16:56 +1200

"Great idea"

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-27 20:13:25 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-26 09:13:43 +1200
Mikki Lucas
2019-07-25 21:07:57 +1200

"😊"

Mikki Lucas
2019-07-25 20:57:57 +1200
Tara Mcdermott
2019-07-25 09:44:32 +1200
Tyler Brailey
2019-07-24 21:23:07 +1200

"Get up! "

MARK COMPAIN
2019-07-24 19:31:13 +1200

"Well done Ladies. I am sorry that you have had to also receive negative comments that miss the point. "

Steph Cameron
2019-07-24 07:14:31 +1200
Tony Brunner
2019-07-23 11:58:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-22 18:01:10 +1200
Katie Hogue
2019-07-22 17:57:31 +1200
Clive Antony
2019-07-22 11:38:53 +1200
Chantal Brunner
2019-07-22 10:19:55 +1200

"The Basin is going to sell naming rights to someone, so why not take the opportunity to promote a positive social message as an alternative to the more usual corporate name option for a year or two? "

Sacha
2019-07-21 15:04:27 +1200

"See her, be her! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-20 21:59:43 +1200

"Love it - great way to highlight the imbalance in the media coverage of women's sport compared to men's."

tony constable
2019-07-20 18:15:10 +1200

"Equal rights. Equal lights"

Hilary Smith
2019-07-20 11:09:07 +1200
Rachel P
2019-07-20 09:13:32 +1200

"Fingers crossed we get there. Please support this great cause. "

Nicola Vallance
2019-07-19 18:49:30 +1200

Followers

Followers of Rename the Basin Reserve

Rename The Basin Reserve

Project 2019-07-16 11:03:56 +1200

Introducing:

The Support Women's Sport Basin Reserve

This project was coined to increase support for New Zealand's female athletes. To champion greater media coverage and tackle the clear inequalities in the visibility and value of all women’s sport in New Zealand.

To find out more about the Support Women's Sport initiative click here.

 

But is the gender bias in sports reporting real?!

To put simply, yes. Here are just a handful of articles that validate our argument:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/103413304/new-study-reveals-stark-gender-bias-in-sports-coverage 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113601079/rugby-team-stands-behind-girl-teammate-pushed-out-by-stupid-rules 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113554270/girl-in-schools-first-xv-told-her-team-wont-get-any-points-if-she-plays-in-tournament

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/113597700/chair-of-sport-hawkes-bay-says-principals-decision-to-deter-girl-from-playing-is-stupid

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/black-ferns/113602562/top-womens-player-kendra-cocksedge-says-let-briar-play-rugby-with-the-boys

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/114022308/young-budding-rugby-league-player-cant-play-because-shes-a-girl

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/103556171/give-my-daughter-a-game-are-there-really-lots-of-opportunities-for-girls-in-sport 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/17/league-of-gentlemen-how-cricket-holds-back-women-coaches

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2019/06/12/west-indies-captain-stafanie-taylor-no-support-womens-sport/

https://michelleredfern.com/2019/01/05/what-is-the-invisible-barrier-for-women-in-sport/ 

https://www.wisden.com/almanack/why-cricket-needs-to-improve-its-attitude-to-sexism  

 

But why rename the Basin Reserve?

If we’re serious about drawing attention to women’s sport then let’s do it on a scale never seen before. Let’s take our oldest and most famous cricket ground and call it the 'Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve’. By renaming this historic location we’ll be making a statement to the world. 

It took an earthquake to create the basin reserve. Let’s keep shaking things up!

 

And why support us?

Our mission is simple: we want women’s sport to be more valued. That means by players and coaches as well as reporters, editors and academics.

We want to challenge the ignorantly biased and sometimes, blatantly sexist culture that persists in New Zealand sports.

We want better stories to be published about women’s sport.

We want more women in senior leadership positions.

We want to support journalists who give prime real estate to women’s sports coverage.

And most importantly, we want to provide young girls with positive role models they can aspire to, because if they can see her, they can be her. 

 

Here's where you come in: 

In order to secure naming rights of the Basin Reserve, there are a few targets that we must hit.

  1. If we reach our target of $50k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 1 year.
  2. If we reach our target of $100k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 2 years.
  3. If we reach our target of $150k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 3 years. 

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Leon Kirkbeck
2019-08-08 14:39:14 +1200

"You go you good things!! Brilliant cause and brilliant execution. Let do this! Your mates @ Augusto are right behind you."

James Walkinshaw
2019-08-05 15:31:52 +1200
Gracie Ridley-Smith
2019-08-02 10:41:41 +1200
Carey Young
2019-07-31 11:40:37 +1200

"I SUPPORT WOMENS SPORT"

Kelly Evans
2019-07-31 10:33:55 +1200
Tonia
2019-07-30 06:23:35 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-29 20:27:06 +1200
Gary Scott
2019-07-29 17:01:19 +1200
Sarah
2019-07-29 14:38:02 +1200
dura
2019-07-28 16:40:02 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-27 20:16:56 +1200

"Great idea"

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-27 20:13:25 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-26 09:13:43 +1200
Mikki Lucas
2019-07-25 21:07:57 +1200

"😊"

Mikki Lucas
2019-07-25 20:57:57 +1200
Tara Mcdermott
2019-07-25 09:44:32 +1200
Tyler Brailey
2019-07-24 21:23:07 +1200

"Get up! "

MARK COMPAIN
2019-07-24 19:31:13 +1200

"Well done Ladies. I am sorry that you have had to also receive negative comments that miss the point. "

Steph Cameron
2019-07-24 07:14:31 +1200
Tony Brunner
2019-07-23 11:58:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-22 18:01:10 +1200
Katie Hogue
2019-07-22 17:57:31 +1200
Clive Antony
2019-07-22 11:38:53 +1200
Chantal Brunner
2019-07-22 10:19:55 +1200

"The Basin is going to sell naming rights to someone, so why not take the opportunity to promote a positive social message as an alternative to the more usual corporate name option for a year or two? "

Sacha
2019-07-21 15:04:27 +1200

"See her, be her! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-20 21:59:43 +1200

"Love it - great way to highlight the imbalance in the media coverage of women's sport compared to men's."

tony constable
2019-07-20 18:15:10 +1200

"Equal rights. Equal lights"

Hilary Smith
2019-07-20 11:09:07 +1200
Rachel P
2019-07-20 09:13:32 +1200

"Fingers crossed we get there. Please support this great cause. "

Nicola Vallance
2019-07-19 18:49:30 +1200

Followers of Rename the Basin Reserve

This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 12/08/2019 at 9:00 PM.
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