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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
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
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
Maria Tsaptsinos

Maria is a former professional table tennis athlete, achieving a Commonwealth Bronze medal in 2018. After successfully completing her masters […]

Maria Tsaptsinos
Aadam Patel

Aadam was part of the inaugural BCOMS North cohort in 2021/22. He works as a sports reporter for The Daily […]

Aadam Patel
BCOMS Case Studies Aadil, Paige, Aymen & Brian
BCOMS Case Studies Aadil, Paige, Aymen & Brian
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’ Andrew Ducille named on the Football Black List
February 29, 2024
BCOMS’ Andrew Ducille named on the Football Black List

BCOMS’ very own Director of Operations Andrew Ducille has been named on the Football Black List for his commitment to […]

BCOMS launches new Masterclass Accelerator Programme with support from Apple
February 26, 2024
BCOMS launches new Masterclass Accelerator Programme with support from Apple

The new programme aims to increase opportunity and diverse leadership representation in the media industry   BCOMS is proud to announce […]

Mert Ahmet – LFC TV Studio Visit
February 21, 2024
Mert Ahmet – LFC TV Studio Visit

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, I received an invitation to step into the vibrant world of the LFC TV Studio, […]

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