We’ve really hit the back of the net with our new partners the National Football Museum and their brand-new Community Podcast Producer initiative. Which has seen us create ‘Quite Unsuitable for Females’ a podcast series about women in football.
MIC’s worked with a team of brilliant, young female community podcast producers from the museum, to create ’Quite Unsuitable for Females’ a podcast series about women in football and their personal experiences of the beautiful game. What makes this project really special is that their stories are inspired by actual objects in the museum’s collection, including kits and statues.
The 5-part series is released weekly, with the first episode out on Friday 29th April 2022.
How we worked with the community producers
Over just 3 months we’ve supported the team that includes Debs from Nigeria and Meg, Rosy and Uma from Manchester, every step of the way, from training the group how to research and edit audio, to getting the best out of their interviews. Incredibly they’ve all yet to be in the same room at the same time together! They also received an industry visit from Alex Adey Podcast Producer at the huge sports podcast network The Ringer and Spotify – who shared some top advice about sports podcast production.
About the ‘Quite Unsuitable for Females’ podcast series
The series takes its name from a directive in an FA minute book from 1921, in which it is stated that “the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged.” Women were prohibited from playing at FA-affiliated grounds thereafter, hampering the growth of the game.
The ban is just one of the talking points covered in the podcast. The team also look at the game’s early pioneers, international representation, kits through the ages, and parallels with the modern game.
The team will be joined by a host of special guests, including Dr. Fiona Skillen, Miss Kick founder Grace Vella, and England and Everton star Toni Duggan.
David Mansell, Digital Producer at the National Football Museum, said:
“It’s been brilliant to hear the community producer’s views on the museum’s collection, and all things women’s football. Thanks to funding from the Museums Association, the team has received extensive training on all things podcast production by MIC Media’s excellent facilitator, Vic Turnbull. A huge well done to the team for their efforts.”
Vic Elizabeth Turnbull, MIC Media Founder and CEO is excited to work with the museum,
It’s been ace to kick-off this new podcast partnership with The National Football Museum. We’re all about amplifying unheard voices at MIC Media, so we’re excited to be working with the awesome community producers to bring stories of women in football off the sideline and into the spotlight. Their unique perspective will ensure these stories are not forgotten again.
The ‘Women’s Experience of Football’ project by the National Football Museum is funded by the Museum Associations. The resulting podcast coincides with the women’s Euro championships and the museum will stage a special exhibition all about the tournament.