Media Activity

8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport Media Coverage

IWG Insight Hub 

Rachel Froggatt, IWG Secretary General – ‘NZ builds world-first hub for women’s sport’, LockerRoom, 4 September 2020

COVID-19 Response & Recovery

Read the IWG’s Call to Action COVID-19.

Rachel Froggatt, IWG Secretary General – ‘A generation of female athletes could be left by the wayside‘, Al Jazeera International, 30 May 2020

Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport – ‘Women’s sports rely on women viewers‘, Radio New Zealand, 29 May 2020. Syndicated on Fiji Times.

Rachel Froggatt, IWG Secretary General – ‘Women’s Sport Faces Generational Loss From COVID-19 Cuts: New Zealand Agency‘, Reuters, 28 May 2020. Syndicated on New York Times, Stabroek Times, Radio New Zealand.

Rachel Froggatt, IWG Secretary General – ‘Why there’s still hope for women’s sport‘, LockerRoom, 15 May 2020, syndicated on Stuff.

Katie Sadleir, GM Women’s Rugby, World Rugby – ‘Golden year awaits women’s rugby in 2021‘, LockerRoom, 2 May 2020.

Katie Sadleir, GM Women’s Rugby, World Rugby – ‘2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand won’t be shifted‘, Radio New Zealand, 1 May 2020.

Sarai Bareman, Chief Women’s Football Officer, FIFA – ‘Women’s football can flourish out of Covid-19‘, LockerRoom, 24 April 2020.

Sarai Bareman, Chief Women’s Football Officer, FIFA – ‘Coronavirus: Women’s sport on back-burner as money reigns supreme‘, Stuff, 24 April 2020.

Sarai Bareman, Chief Women’s Football Officer, FIFA – ‘Elite women’s football in danger of being overlooked after Covid-19‘, Radio NZ, 24 April 2020.

Rachel Froggatt, IWG Secretary General – “Coronavirus: New Zealand Rugby unlikely to meet board diversity quota, risking funding“, Stuff, 23 April 2020

Martin Snedden, Board Member, NZ Cricket – ‘New Zealand sport has good opportunity post Covid-19 – Martin Snedden‘, Radio NZ, 20 April 2020.

Kereyn Smith, Chief Executive, NZ Olympic Committee – ‘Concerns women’s sport could bear brunt of financial cutbacks‘, Radio NZ, 9 April 2020

Visit our “Leadership from Lockdown” page for more information on this series of interviews.

Advocacy & News

Busting the myth: No one watches women’s sport – first published on LockerRoom 15 August 2019, syndicated on Radio NZ and Stuff

Why we’re challenging the system for equality in sport – first published on LockerRoom 20 May 2019, syndicated on Stuff

Visit to the UN Commission on the Status of Women / Helen Clark as Patron – Radio NZ Fair Play, 29 March 2019 (16″)

Helen Clark raising her voice for women in sport”, LockerRoom” – 8 March 2019

Helen Clark becomes patron of International Working Group on women in sport” – Stuff, 8 March 2019

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark raising her voice for women in sport” – Stuff, 8 March 2019

Female Representation in Sport Leadership

Beatrice Faumuinā first Pasifika woman appointed to Sport NZ board” – Stuff, 16 January 2020

“Male-dominated sports organisations getting desperate for women, as time runs out” – Stuff, 3 July 2019

“The strategic case for gender equity on sports boards” – first published on LockerRoom 19 June 2019, syndicated on Stuff

“Rugby: ‘Less than zero’ chance of female being appointed NZ Rugby CEO” – Newshub, 9 December 2018

“White Ferns, Leadership in Sport and Youth Olympics” – WISP Sports, 29 September 2018

“Government chips in $10m to shake up women’s sport” – Newshub, 11 October 2018

“If you’re not sitting at the table, you are on the menu” – Radio NZ Fair Play, 1 October 2018

“Lack of women in coaching detrimental to sport, says professor” – Stuff, 6 June 2018

Pay Equity & Prizemoney in Women’s Sport

“How Kiwi female athletes pay the bills after retirement” – Stuff, 31 August 2019

“Netball World Cup prompts call to invest in sports pay equity” – Stuff, 22 July 2019

“Netball World Cup: Silver Ferns are sadly undervalued and underpaid” – Stuff, 22 July 2019

No prize money for Silver Ferns despite epic win – Radio NZ Checkpoint, 22 July 2019

Fans disappointed as world champion Silver Ferns fly home in economy class – Stuff, 23 July 2019

White Ferns/Women’s Master Agreement: Response – 13 August 2019

Safety & Sexism in Sport

Raelene Castle tells of death threats over Israel Folau ‘issue” – Stuff, 4 September 2020

“I had death threats over Folau case, says ex-Rugby Australia chief Castle” – MSN Sport, 10 September 2020

“How to prevent sexual violence through and in sport” – Radio NZ Fair Play, 27 February 2019

“It’s time to say ‘non’ to abuse and sexism in sport” – LockerRoom, 6 December 2018

“It’s time we all stopped ignoring sexism – but how?” – TVNZ Seven Sharp, 7 September 2017

Female Participation in Sport

“Rethink of sport in education needed to tackle drop in female participation” – Stuff, 15 October 2019

“Women’s sports boss looks to halt drift” – Radio New Zealand, 12 August 2018

“College Sport says it won’t budge over girl playing in boys’ team” – Stuff, 26 August 2018

Media Coverage of Women’s Sport

“It’s a long road to gender equality in New Zealand sport” – Stuff, 24 September 2017


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