Anne-Marie Batson knows her sport. A multi-faceted sports broadcaster, Anne-Marie is a fantastic role model for any young women with their eye on a career in media and particularly sports media. Incredibly hard working, she has dedicated her life to sport and is blazing a trail in what is still a male dominated industry. When not pitch side, she is regular guest on talkSPORT, Arsenal Nation (Arsenal Official Facebook Page) and hosts her own podcast, ironically titled The Offside Rule. A passionate advocate for the women’s game, her talents are not limited to football. She also broadcasts court side at Wimbledon every summer. She is passionate about people enjoying sport for what it is – a spectacle, entertainment that takes you out of reality for a while. Anne-Marie gives a voice to the underdog and is passionate about inequality and fairness. She talks about her role models and how women in sport was a change that had to happen; “Why can’t a woman speak about sport? You see it in tennis and now cricket, but football is the one that still gets people’s shackles up”. Her top tips?; Know your stuff, be a good networker and remember to be nice. Her parting shot “Sometimes there is a little voice in your head saying ‘you are enough’. Believe in that” Straight up talking from one inspiring lady who lives and breathes what she does, showing that it’s possible to go for your dreams.

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