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

Chris Bleackley
2019-07-19 14:48:39 +1200
Jo Murray
2019-07-19 11:08:54 +1200

"Well done Cricket Wellington. Great way to show your support of women's sport and start interesting conversations around the country"

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-19 10:18:33 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-19 07:59:52 +1200
Jeremy Dean
2019-07-19 07:32:34 +1200
Amy Allen
2019-07-18 21:56:21 +1200

"All for women’s sport! "

Mark McEntyre
2019-07-18 20:19:52 +1200
Regan
2019-07-18 20:01:23 +1200

"You go girls!"

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 19:07:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 18:35:27 +1200

"Wonderful idea 😊😊😊"

Rebecca Jones
2019-07-18 14:22:32 +1200
Robert Whitaker
2019-07-18 14:16:52 +1200
Tracey Bridges
2019-07-18 12:30:11 +1200

"I support women in sport!"

Jan Logie
2019-07-18 11:56:46 +1200

"What a genius idea. Thanks for the opportunity to acknowledge the amazing efforts of our sportswomen to help even up their playing field."

James Mills Workman
2019-07-18 11:29:03 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 10:15:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 10:03:24 +1200
Patsy
2019-07-18 09:57:38 +1200

"Wooooooo! Great idea. "

Rachel Lyn
2019-07-18 09:56:46 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 08:55:18 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 08:19:19 +1200

"I think this is a fantastic idea, Good on you all! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 07:47:46 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 07:42:46 +1200

"Go for it. "

Caroline Robertson
2019-07-18 07:27:11 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 00:47:27 +1200
Lucy Trevelyan
2019-07-17 23:27:18 +1200
Nicholas Halley
2019-07-17 21:33:27 +1200
Cindy Towns
2019-07-17 21:33:06 +1200
Fleur Fitzsimons
2019-07-17 21:31:15 +1200

"Such a great initiative to promote women’s sport, well done and all the best! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-17 21:28:11 +1200

"This is the kind of radical thinking that needs to happen to change the world. I applaud your gumption"

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.

Chris Bleackley
2019-07-19 14:48:39 +1200
Jo Murray
2019-07-19 11:08:54 +1200

"Well done Cricket Wellington. Great way to show your support of women's sport and start interesting conversations around the country"

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-19 10:18:33 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-19 07:59:52 +1200
Jeremy Dean
2019-07-19 07:32:34 +1200
Amy Allen
2019-07-18 21:56:21 +1200

"All for women’s sport! "

Mark McEntyre
2019-07-18 20:19:52 +1200
Regan
2019-07-18 20:01:23 +1200

"You go girls!"

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 19:07:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 18:35:27 +1200

"Wonderful idea 😊😊😊"

Rebecca Jones
2019-07-18 14:22:32 +1200
Robert Whitaker
2019-07-18 14:16:52 +1200
Tracey Bridges
2019-07-18 12:30:11 +1200

"I support women in sport!"

Jan Logie
2019-07-18 11:56:46 +1200

"What a genius idea. Thanks for the opportunity to acknowledge the amazing efforts of our sportswomen to help even up their playing field."

James Mills Workman
2019-07-18 11:29:03 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 10:15:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 10:03:24 +1200
Patsy
2019-07-18 09:57:38 +1200

"Wooooooo! Great idea. "

Rachel Lyn
2019-07-18 09:56:46 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 08:55:18 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 08:19:19 +1200

"I think this is a fantastic idea, Good on you all! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 07:47:46 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 07:42:46 +1200

"Go for it. "

Caroline Robertson
2019-07-18 07:27:11 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-07-18 00:47:27 +1200
Lucy Trevelyan
2019-07-17 23:27:18 +1200
Nicholas Halley
2019-07-17 21:33:27 +1200
Cindy Towns
2019-07-17 21:33:06 +1200
Fleur Fitzsimons
2019-07-17 21:31:15 +1200

"Such a great initiative to promote women’s sport, well done and all the best! "

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-17 21:28:11 +1200

"This is the kind of radical thinking that needs to happen to change the world. I applaud your gumption"

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