We are a group of Fixers from South Wales who are passionate about sport.
Unfortunately, we feel that people’s perception of sport is affected by gender stereotyping. The classic example is boys who are expected to play football and girls who are expected to take up ballet.
We feel that people too readily accept this when they should be taking up sports that they enjoy instead of bowing to societal pressure.
With the help of Fixers, we want to encourage people to challenge these conformities, try new things and step outside the box. We want people to take up sports that they enjoy and not what they feel they should have to do.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Elinor Snowsill, Robyn Wilkins and Melissa Clay all play for the team and support our project. They were interviewed to appear in our broadcast piece. Team Coach, RhysEdwards, also agreed to be interviewed for the TV item.
The dance school supported the project by allowing us to film the broadcast item there.
James Knott supported the Fix by providing an interview for the broadcast.
February 2015 We held a screening event to show our Fixers film at the Wales Rugby Union National Centre of Excellence. Members of a ballet school and some of the Wales Women's rugby team came to watch and we received some fantastic responses.
We've also been getting lots of positive feedback about our campaign. You can read some of the comments below.
'I think it will definitely help in getting people to be more open-minded and consider different sports.'
'Hopefully it will help to stop bullying and negative comments towards players who take up non-stereotypical sporting roles.'