We started in the Summer of 2019, hosting a non-profit month-long festival of events dedicated to celebrating and increasing participation in professional and grassroots football for women and non-binary people.
While we cheered on footballers at the top of their game competing in France, and showcased London teams of all ages that have been at the forefront of the thriving grassroots movement, the Festival has brought people and communities together to share our love for football and our commitment to wider social change.
WINNER OF THE FANS FOR DIVERSITY AWARD AT THE 2019 FSA AWARDS
The Festival of Football was founded by members brought together through Goal Diggers FC - a non-profit club set up in London to make football more available and accessible to all women and non-binary people regardless of previous experience or ability.
The Festival of Football was founded by Hannah Wright in 2019, and is co-chaired by Esther Jones Russell.
The Summer series of events was curated, organised and ran by a wonderful committee of volunteers:
Esther Jones Russell