For the Love of the Game: Women to inspire football

Sunday 08 Mar 2015
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The FA has produced a short film, For the Love of the Game, to inform and inspire girls to get into football.

England women’s international Jess Clarke joins Deb Owen from Manchester County FA, referee Rebecca Welsh, coach Annie Zaidi and Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne, highlighting the breadth of opportunities available to women wanting to make a contribution to the game in a range of roles.

With the launch of a campaign calling for more reporting of sexist abuse in the game by Women in Football this weekend, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to focus on what football is doing to provide more visibility from female role models.

Heather Rabbatts, chair of The FA Inclusion & Advisory Board, said: "Dealing with sexism in football is something which needs to be tacked by all in the game. 

"We need to respond to the issue with a range of methods, from guidance to stewards to the continued encouraging of reporting. Kick It Out has an app, The FA has a range of short films which guide both players and fans through the process, for swift and effective reporting of all forms of discrimination."

For the Love of the Game

By FA Staff