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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
BREAK INTO SPORTS MEDIA WITH BCOMS’ EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME
July 1, 2024
BREAK INTO SPORTS MEDIA WITH BCOMS’ EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME

With this transformative year-long professional development opportunity, we are empowering the next generation of Sports Media professionals into the heart […]

Manchester City’s Youthful Brilliance Shines Bright in FA Youth Cup Triumph Over Leeds United
May 13, 2024
Manchester City’s Youthful Brilliance Shines Bright in FA Youth Cup Triumph Over Leeds United

In a spectacle of youthful talent and unrelenting determination, Manchester City delivered a masterclass performance to clinch their fourth FA […]

Gareth Southgate Announces Squad for Final Euro 2024 Preparatory Friendlies
March 18, 2024
Gareth Southgate Announces Squad for Final Euro 2024 Preparatory Friendlies

England manager Gareth Southgate took a significant stride towards finalising his plans for Euro 2024 by unveiling the latest squad […]

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