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Football Festivals getting more young girls involved in sport

Football Festivals getting more young girls involved in sport

Sport, Student, Video
Football is the number one team sport for girls in the UK. Compared with the rest of Europe, however, participation is still low. The FA Girls’ Football Festivals hope to tackle that foot first. Reporter: Kait Borsay  Sub editor: Indraja Gugle With over 8,000 attendees in 2014, the FA Girls’ Football Festivals is one way the national association hopes to engage girls at primary and secondary school level on a localised basis. The event, in association with Continental Tyres, will be in London this summer. The profile of women's football is fast gathering momentum, the FA Women's Super League (WSL) season has just started and for the first time in its history, the FA Women's Cup final will be held at Wembley Stadium. Tickets are reasonably priced for the game on 1 August, and the
Not enough women candidates coming through in sports broadcasting, says ITV’s Mark Demuth

Not enough women candidates coming through in sports broadcasting, says ITV’s Mark Demuth

Media, Sport, Student
In a week of celebrations for International Women's Day, Mark Demuth, controller of ITV Sport, Production, said that the number of women candidates applying for positions in sports broadcasting should be higher. Reporter: Jaideep Vaidya @jaideepjourno Sub editor: Kait Borsay It is a long-running argument recently reignited by a parliamentary committee report that highlighted the dearth of women in news broadcasting. Demuth said that men outnumbered women in ITV's production team by around four to one. "We need to encourage women to come through," he told Westminster World in an exclusive chat. "Are we not seeing enough [female] candidates? Possibly." Currently enjoying his second tenure at ITV's London Studios, Demuth has worked across radio and television, most notably for th
Women’s football needs more coverage says Millwall midfielder

Women’s football needs more coverage says Millwall midfielder

Sport
Megan Goss, the 18-year-old midfielder for Millwall Lionesses, talks to Westminster World about about the future of women's football and her hopes for more live coverage of the sport. Reporter: Jaideep Vaidya Sub-editor: Alex Leonards Chatty, bubbly and with a distinct Essex accent, Megan Goss exudes enthusiasm about women's football. “It’s a new challenge for me,” she says of her recent move from the London Bees to Millwall Lionesses. Goss had come through the Bees’ development squad before making her first-team debut last season, going on to make 14 league and cup appearances. Impressed with her progress, Millwall offered her a pre-season trial last month, in which she impressed the coaches enough for the club to offer her a permanent deal. “I realised I played to the best