International Women's Day 2023
Lancashire FA today released its latest series of digital content to mark International Women’s Day 2023, recognising the contribution of the thousands of women involved in various roles across grassroots football in Lancashire.
Lancashire FA is proud of its commitment to equality and diversity, with a Board of Directors which is 50% female. Similarly, half of Lancashire FA’s employees are female. We continue to promote opportunities for women and girls to get involved in the game across the county, guiding them towards participation, coaching, learning and funding options.
Video versions are available to view here.
Director, Lancashire FA & CEO, Marketing Lancashire
“This is Lancashire, where over 80,000 people of all ages play grassroots football week in, week out. Let’s recognise some of the many women who contribute to the growth and success of the game across the county.”
Coach, Cadley FC
“So I’m halfway through my UEFA C course at the moment, and it’s just really rewarding to be able to come up with new ideas, to be able to facilitate a better training session for the girls.”
Head of Football Delivery, Lancashire FA
“We believe football should be accessible and welcoming for everyone, regardless of ability or background.”
Club Welfare Officer, FC St. Helens
“I’ve been volunteering in football for over 35 years. I’ve seen the positive benefits football can give to people’s lives. It takes a lot of dedication, don’t get me wrong, but it’s like being part of a massive, big family.”
St. Annes U13 Kestrels
“We like playing football because we like being part of a team!”
“We like playing football because it’s fun!”
Lancashire Spitfires Powerchair Football Team
“We want to inspire the next generation because it doesn’t matter where you start in life, most importantly it’s about having fun.”
Chairman, Carnforth Rangers
“We put a lot of time and effort into making sure our children have a fun and safe environment here at Carnforth Rangers and I am proud to play a key role at this club.”
Coach, Sir Tom Finney FC
“As coaches, we can instil self confidence into people of all ages.”
St Anne’s FC
“We love watching the girls. Very passionate… We’ve got great facilities here. Probably does need a bit of updating, as do the changing rooms, because there’s nowhere really for the girls to get changed.”
“Lancashire has over 1000 qualified grassroots referees, and I really enjoy my role, participating in a safe environment.”