BCOMS (The Black Collective of Media in Sport) aims to be the first port of call both for black professionals in the sports media and talented newcomers looking to develop their careers.
Working across the full breadth of the sports media – TV, radio, online and print – BCOMS members include award-winning journalists, producers, presenters, researchers, production managers and editors. BCOMS members work for the top names in media, including the BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4, major independents and across the written press.
BCOMS believes that African, Caribbean and mixed race people are significantly under-represented in the sports media despite disproportionate interest in, and achievement from, the community on the field of play.
As a network, we feel the lack of diversity across the sports media – both in front and behind the camera, in the written press, online and in radio – has reached a critical point. And while diversity is a hot topic in most sectors, astonishingly sports media has never been put under the microscope.