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ABOUT

Huge thank you to all those who participated, please keep your eyes peeled for what's next....

 

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. With the Fifa Women’s World Cup at the centre of its raising profile, this summer offers a crucial opportunity to alter the perception of the women’s game, which is still too often underestimated by traditional assumptions and mainstream representations. By publicly screening every fixture of the World Cup in a number of London venues, top international football will be showcased and given the intensified audience that it deserves.

 

Surrounding the promotion of professional women’s football, a carefully curated series of public events will serve as a spotlight and exploration into women’s and non-binary people’s football from grassroots to professional. Through a range of sporting events, panel discussions, creative showcases, comedy, film screenings and panel discussions, the Festival is dedicated to providing space to celebrate the victories, honour the struggles and tell the stories of women and non-binary people in the beautiful game.

 

While we cheer on footballers at the top of their game competing in France, and showcase London teams of all ages that have been at the forefront of the thriving grassroots movement, the Festival is committed to bringing people and communities together to share our love for football and our commitment to wider social change.

COMMITTEE

Festival Director

HANNAH WRIGHT

Head of Marketing & PR

CHLOE UPPINGTON

Football Events Manager

Brave New Word Co-Founder

EMMA MAGNUS

Creative Events Manager

EDITH WHITEHEAD

Fundraising & Sponsorship Manager

GARCIA FRANKS

Head of Operations

ANNA GRAY

Cultural Events Manager

ESTHER JONES RUSSELL

Film Events Manager

KATY COVELL

Design

ANASTASIA KUCHTA

PRESENTED BY GOAL DIGGERS FC

Goal Diggers FC is a non-profit club of 140+ players set up in London to make football more available and accessible to all women and non-binary people regardless of previous experience or ability. Our aim is to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and encouraged. GDFC are committed to contributing to the growth of the game at a grassroots level.