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BLACK COLLECTIVE OF MEDIA IN SPORT
Working for greater diversity in the UK sports media
WHY BCOMS
Why is BCOMS needed

The Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) believe there should be a better representation of our diverse society in the media. While the participants of elite-level sports are largely diverse – there is an under-representation of people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities in the sports media.

The stats
out of 456 roles in broadcast and written media covering Wimbledon, EURO 2016, Rio Olympics and Paralympics were BAME women.
There has never been a black Sports Editor on a national mainstream newspaper.
BCOMS young people selected to work in Qatar at the World Cup
100+ young people progressed through the BCOMS programme
BCOMS success stories
Brian Matovu

Brian was one of the first recipients of the inaugural BCOMS x Chelsea Foundation scholarship which enabled him to study for his NCTJ.

Brian Matovu
Mayowa Quadri

A self-proclaimed conversationalist, Mayowa aims to use football as a means of discussing societal issues whilst opening up the game to being more about just the final result.

Mayowa Quadri
Fadumo Olow

Fadumo is one of the UK’s leading voices in women’s sport. She has experience as a journalist, presenter, reporter, expert pundit, event host and influencer.

Fadumo Olow
Keanu Rattray

Experienced Writer with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. He is currently a digital content manager at FIFA where he covers tournaments like the FIFA Men and Women’s World Cup.

Keanu Rattray
Um-E-Aymen Babar

Um-E-Aymen Babar is an award-winning multilingual journalist working at the intersection of race, class and sport. She won the 2022 Hugh Cudlipp Award for her debut piece in Wisden.

Um-E-Aymen Babar
OUR MASTERCLASSES
BCOMS Masterclasses

Our flagship Masterclass programme has seen a number of breakthrough successes in the sports media industry.

Updates
BCOMS X News UK Media Community Day
February 1, 2023
BCOMS X News UK Media Community Day

The media community day took place at the Trafford Fives Centre in Manchester on Friday 27th January. In partnership with […]

Chelsea X BCOMS Bursary Select New Recipients
Chelsea X BCOMS Bursary Select New Recipients

Chelsea Foundation and BCOMS award bursaries to two aspiring journalists for the second year in a row. Congratulations to Sirayah-Shiraz […]

BRIAN MATOVU REFLECTS ON HOSTING ARSENAL MASTERCLASS
BRIAN MATOVU REFLECTS ON HOSTING ARSENAL MASTERCLASS

BCOMS ALUMNI WELCOMES MASTERCLASS COHORT TO ARSENAL FC. ” The BCOMS Masterclass at the Emirates Stadium was a special moment […]

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