Tuesday 23 August 2016

Kick It Out coming to Yeovil

FA Women’s Super League match v London Bees to host a pre-match Kick It Out Football Festival

The next home FA Women’s Super League match at Huish Park will see Yeovil Town Ladies FC host its first ever dedicated fixture to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

Kick It Out, supported by BPP University Limited (BPP), will be promoting positive messages of equality across the women’s game, with all FA WSL 1 and FA WSL 2 taking part in events and activities up and down the country.

Since 1993, Kick It Out has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.

For this dedicated fixture on Sunday 11th September, Yeovil Town Ladies will be utilising Kick It Out’s resources, sponsored by BPP, to run a Girls Football Festival for U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups, prior to the match which sees Yeovil Town Ladies take on London Bees.

Ellie Curson (Captain of Yeovil Town Ladies) and her team mates are looking forward to recognising the work of Kick It Out and encourage all youth teams to take part in the pre-match football festival, which will also see participants on the day, access free tickets to the Women’s Super League game afterwards.

Curson said “As a squad we all support the work that Kick It Out is doing across all levels of the game. Discrimination has no place in football, and if we can do anything as a squad to share that message, we’re more than happy to do it.

“By running a pre-match girls football festival, we hope that as many teams as possible will enter and help us to spread this message, along with having a great time in the process.”

Roisin Wood, Director of Kick It Out, spoke about the importance of the partnership with the women’s game: “We’re delighted to have developed a campaigning partnership with the Women’s Super League.

“Women’s football has significantly grown in recent years and the sport continues to provide opportunities for women and girls interested in playing, coaching and working in the game. I am thrilled that alongside BPP we are able to display our messages for a positive and inclusive game.”

To enter a team in the Kick It Out Football Festival, please email girlsfootyfest@yeoviltownladies.com stating TEAM NAME and AGE GROUP/S you’d like to enter.

The festival will commence in Yeovil at 11am and finish at 1pm, with the Yeovil Town Ladies v London Bees match kicking off at 2pm.