Anyone's Game: Help us to grow the coverage of women's football
Welcome to Anyone’s Game, an ambitious project aimed at giving women’s football the sort of dedicated coverage it has never had before. But we need your help to do it.
We aim to deliver unique and exclusive women’s football content on a regular basis. Be it podcasts, articles or videos, we’ll have them all. We’re based in Scotland and will focus mainly on the Scottish Women’s Premier League, the Scotland national side and our Scottish girls playing in England and abroad. However, we’ll cover everything - from the World Cup to the Champions League to the stories around the world.
Each week we’ll bring you interviews with the biggest and best names in women’s football.
The content will be delivered not only by freelance journalists, but by the stars of the future from the BA (hons) Journalism degree at the University of the West of Scotland, and some great writers and podcasters covering women’s football from across the world, ensuring a constant stream of great content.
What can you expect?
We want to recreate a lot of the work we have already done for other platforms, but more regularly. Last year for example we put together videos with Jamie-Lee Napier and Sam Kerr to preview the SWPL Cup and Women’s Scottish Cup finals for BBC Scotland. We want to do this more often.
We were trackside to get exclusive interviews, out and about in the howling wind and rain covering matches, speaking to the great and good of the SWPL. We’ve travelled abroad - many times out of our own pocket - to cover Scotland internationals, and Glasgow City and Hibernian in the Champions League.
Now we want to do it full-time. Make women’s football a priority.
Through Substack, you will be e-mailed all the content so you don’t have to go searching for websites or trying to remember your password. We won’t spam your inbox with constant e-mails - one a day ready for you when you wake up in the morning. We’ll only add to that if there is exclusive breaking news that we’re just dying to make sure you’re the first to hear about. The content will range from podcasts, to in-depth features, to insightful tactical analysis, to great videos.
We’ll cover the Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga, the Spanish Primera Iberdrola, England’s WSL, Shelley Kerr’s Scotland team, and of course the countdown to the start of the SWPL season in October.
Help us to take women’s football coverage to the next level
We want to make this work, provide a level of coverage the game - especially in Scotland - has never had before.
We can’t do it for free. The more paid subscriptions we get, the more work we can do. Not only us, but the journalists of the future at UWS, and the dedicated freelancers who already cover women’s football who we would love to be able to get involved as well if funds allow it.
We’re asking you to support us in this venture, to give our creation a chance, and hopefully in return we’ll give you something you can enjoy.
How you can subscribe
At least five days a week all our best content will be behind a paywall, and there are a few ways you can access it.
You can sign up for free and we’ll give you a seven-day trial to test it out. After that, with the discount we're offering for the first year, it’s just 60p week, or even cheaper if you take out a year’s subscription, for constant women’s football coverage that will be unrivalled anywhere else. That’s less than the price of one expresso a month.
By backing us from the start, we’ll reward you with great content every day. And remember, you can always cancel should the newsletter not meet your expectations.
Fancy sponsoring us?
Another way to help us is to become a founding member and help promote a business at the same time. Even if you don’t run a business, you can nominate a friend’s cafe, Youtube page or even an ebay shop.
For £110 (or more if you wish) you get a year’s subscription and an advert on one episode of the podcast.
Join us on the journey. Subscribe now and tell your friends!