Excited to announce we will be on the panel for SEASON Issue 03

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Organizer of SEASON Issue 03: Love Launch
SEASON zine is a cross between a fashion magazine and a football zine. Named after the shared term for time, the publication documents the experiences and rituals of female fashion and football fans. Their perspectives on the world’s most popular sport are explored in thoughtful and intimate ways, focusing on why they care and what they wear.

 

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Join us to celebrate the launch of our LOVE issue with an afternoon of panels, socialising, activities, and FA Cup watching.
Panel 1: The Female Fan Experience in 2017
Since launching SEASON last year, we’ve met brilliant female football fans also striving to improve the perception of women in the game by revelling in our reality. Four of our favourites sit on this panel alongside our Editor in Chief to discuss their experiences, their work and the impact it’s making.
Amy Drucquer of This Fan Girl / Jacqui McAssey founder of Girl Fans / Boiler Room ladies manager Trisha Lewis / Retired sprinter turned Sky Sports Journalist Jeanette Kwakye

Panel 2: Playing for kicks
Ready to kick off or kickstart your playing career but don’t know where to go? There are plenty of fab teams popping up around London on individual missions to connect and empower women using football. We want to spread the word and asked four teams to share their stories and how to get involved.
Ellen Mercer of Wonderkid Football Club / Kat Clifton She Can Play

In addition to the three panels, we will be hosting activities and BIP-LING on the decks.
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You can order your tickets HERE 

Birmingham Are You Ready ?! #PeoplesCup

For the second consecutive year our She Can Play Women’s Squad reached the People’s Cup National Finals, this year in Birmingham.

 

SHE CAN PLAY THROUGH TO NATIONALS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

SHE CAN PLAY THROUGH TO NATIONALS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

Vassos from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and John Chubb from Phoenix FM interviewed Kat the day after winning the Regional Round in Romford, check out the interview on the link below valid for the next 28 days on iPlayer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08k12k0#play

 

John Chubb from Phoenix FM wanted to find out more on how She Can Play is inspiring the next generation of female footballers during an interview in the studio

John Chubb from Phoenix FM wanted to find out more on how She Can Play is inspiring the next generation of female footballers during an interview in the studio

Sports reporter Vassos interviewed Kat live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Sports reporter Vassos interviewed Kat live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

England and Chelsea Footballer Inspires Girls to Play

Fran Kirby, Chelsea Ladies Football Club and England national player, had a kickabout with the She Can Play Mums' team, pictured with their daughters. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah.

Fran Kirby, Chelsea Ladies Football Club and England national player, had a kickabout with the She Can Play Mums’ team, pictured with their daughters. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah.

 

Chelsea Football Club ladies and England star shows Havering girls they can play.

 

She came, she scored, she inspired a new generation of women footballers after sharing her passion for the game that has made her one of England’s most well-known face.

England Player 2017

England  2017

 

 

 

 

 
Fran Kirby, Chelsea Ladies and England footballer, joined youngsters and their mums at a weekly She Can Play session at Noak Hill Sports Complex yesterday.
Set up last year by Kat Clifton, 26, of Harold Hill, She Can Play aims to give girls a place to play and develop their skills.

“When I was growing up, there wasn’t this sort of thing,” said Fran.

“There wasn’t anyone to look up to. I just knew the male footballers. I didn’t know any females.
“There was no place for girls to do this [play]. You had to be serious or not do it at all.”

But She Can Play is set to turn that around.

The club is riding high on the success gained last year after beating thousands of entrants to make it to the national final of the FA People’s Cup, despite narrowly missing out on the prize after losing 3-2.

The club features a women’s team, sessions for five to 11-year-olds, girls aged 12-16, and their mums.

Fran with Players of the Week

Fran with Players of the Week

 

 

 

 

Fran Kirby, second left, a Chelsea Ladies Football Club and England national player,with She Can Play players of the week. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah.

Fran answered all of the girls questions

Fran answered all of the girls questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fran Kirby, Chelsea Ladies Football Club and England national player, answering children’s questions at Noak Hill Sports Complex. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah.

 

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She Can Play after the FA People’s Cup at Powerleague Shoreditch. Picture: HARRY HUBBARD/THE FA/GETTY IMAGES
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Fran Kirby Inspiring the next Generation

Fran Kirby Inspiring the next Generation

“I really like the mum thing,” continued Fran.

“It gives mums an incentive to play and if the girls see mummy playing they then want to be like mummy.

“Mums are then role models. It’s really cool.”

Mary Nemhara, who plays for the mums’ team at the same time her young daughter plays with other children, said: “We looked everywhere for courses for girls and there was nothing.

“It’s wrong. All the male ones you can get just like that but there is nowhere near as much for girls.”

 

The club also teaches the girls to get to know faces in the FA Women’s Super League.

Kat added: “Instead of being the next David Beckham, they can become the next Fran Kirby.”

Having recovered from her injuries, the star player hopes to be picked for the upcoming Euros.

“Meetings have been quite positive,” she added before rushing off to show youngsters her nifty footwork.

If you fancy becoming a top player like Fran, visit shecanplay.uk.

To help the club win a Football Association community award for best inclusive project for providing opportunities for women and girls click here.