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Rename the Basin Reserve
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Rename The Basin Reserve
Project 2019-07-16 11:03:56 +1200
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:
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.
- If we reach our target of $50k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 1 year.
- If we reach our target of $100k, we will secure naming rights to the Basin Reserve for 2 years.
- 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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"Well done Cricket Wellington. Great way to show your support of women's sport and start interesting conversations around the country"
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"All for women’s sport! "
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"You go girls!"
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"Wonderful idea 😊😊😊"
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"I support women in sport!"
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"What a genius idea. Thanks for the opportunity to acknowledge the amazing efforts of our sportswomen to help even up their playing field."
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"Wooooooo! Great idea. "
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"I think this is a fantastic idea, Good on you all! "
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"Go for it. "
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"Such a great initiative to promote women’s sport, well done and all the best! "
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"This is the kind of radical thinking that needs to happen to change the world. I applaud your gumption"