I'm wanting to launch a magazine covering Women's Football in Scotland. Women's Football is growing rapidly in Scotland, with over 10,000 registered female footballers as of December 2015, the game deserves to be covered seriously and in depth.
My ambition is for the magazine to cover all levels of women's football, in all Scottish locations with the respect it deserves: whether in the SWPL or on the islands.
If you want to read any of my blogs on Scottish Women's Football, the link is: https://scotswomensfootball.wordpress.com
And a review I did of the 2015 SWPL season is here: http://scotswomensfootball.com/2015/12/07/2015-swpl-season-review/
Since September 2015, I have been a regular contributor to the SWPL (Scottish Women's Premier League) [example: http://www.womenspremierleague.co.uk/game-21-preview/] and have run my blog on Scottish Women's Football since February 2015. During the 2015 season, I also contributed articles for the SWPL Champions Glasgow City's matchday programme. But I feel the time is right to launch this magazine.
The funding I am asking for here is for a launch issue, which will focus on previewing the upcoming 2016 SWPL season. If I manage to raise more money than my target, then it will help fund further issues.
The £2,000 I am asking for will be spent mainly on four categories:
- Travel Costs: Either for myself, or for other contributors
- Writers: I want to pay between £25 and £50 for a small article on each of the 16 SWPL Clubs
- Photographers: I want to pay for at least photograph from each SWPL club, paying between £25 and £50
- Website: Developing a holding website for the magazine
The fees for writers and photographers I've stated above are the rough guides for the launch issue. Later issues will pay contributors a higher rate. In the case I raise over the £2,000 target, these launch issue contributor rates may be increased.
I want the magazine to open up new opportunities for voices within and outside the game.
My plans for the rest of the 2016 season is to produce between 8 and 10 issues - all packed full of news, match reports, analysis, interviews and statistics - as well as a bumper review of the 2016 season in time for Christmas. These issues will require a second wave of crowd-funding.
So if you want to improve the reporting of Women's Football in Scotland, please showing your backing towards this project.
Thank You for your backing and generosity.