Pledges

#GetOnside pledges

#GetOnside is a rallying cry to be on the side of change when it comes to gender equality in football.

Organisations and individuals across football are committing to take action to improve the landscape for women and girls in the game, take a look at some key campaign pledges below.

#GetOnside is supported by campaign partner Barclays

 

Name Pledge  
Amateur FA

We pledge to #GetOnside by creating quarterly club forums for female teams to have their say on ways we can develop the game in the future

We pledge to #GetOnside by holding female only referee courses to increase the number of referees in the county

We pledge to #GetOnside by running monthly training and development events throughout 2022 to support female referees, in partnership with London FA and Middlesex FA

Andy Hipkiss

(Triple A Media)

I pledge to #GetOnside by launching a mentoring opportunity for women wanting to get into sports broadcasting

Arianna Criscione

(N3XT Sports & former PSG player)

I pledge to #GetOnside by mentoring two young aspiring goalkeepers or goalkeeping coaches

Aston Villa FC

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering paid internships to two women – one at Villa Park and one at our Bodymoor Heath training centre

We pledge to #GetOnside by shining a light on the amazing women at Aston Villa through two quarterly features on women working at the club and our Foundation

We pledge to #GetOnside by running a careers fair targeting women in the community, to improve the gender balance of our workforce

AxisStars

We pledge to #GetOnside by ensuring access to information and training materials for all professional female athletes through our platform, including bespoke webinars

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering 6 months free AxisStars membership for any female-led business serving pro-athletes & entertainers (subject to approval by our Admissions Committee)

Barclays We pledge to #GetOnside by providing a career development day, offering insight, inspiration and development opportunities to support the progress of women in the football industry

Ben Purkiss

(PFA)

I pledge to #GetOnside by working with young women to support their career pathway into the football industry
Brabners

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing a free legal helpline for female footballers

Braveheart Ladies

We pledge to #GetOnside by reaching out to more girls aged 6-18 to educate them about the power of sports, encourage them to follow their dreams and play football without fear

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

We pledge to #GetOnside by increasing the participation of girls playing football in our local communities and schools

We pledge to #GetOnside by inviting local girls football teams to visit our new world-class training ground facility in Lancing

We pledge to #GetOnside by setting up a group of aspiring female marketeers tasked with helping to develop inclusive match attendance plans

We pledge to #GetOnside by having more female representation in writing content on our club media channels

Chelsea Pride We pledge to #GetOnside by supporting and amplifying the women's game by promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion and gender equality in football
Crawley Old Girls We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing to encourage more ‘older’ women to play football in a safe, non-judgmental environment

DAZN

We pledge to #GetOnside by narrowing the gap of women’s sports viewership by increasing the reach and engagement of women’s sports coverage across DAZN’s platform and editorial channels

Eilidh Barbour

(Sky Sports & BBC)

I pledge to #GetOnside by using my voice to continue the acceptance of women within sports broadcasting while mentoring those who have the passion to work in the industry

Everton FC We pledge to #GetOnside by introducing a Women's Health Policy to support women at all levels of the Everton Family, reducing stigma and barriers to progression

Faye Carruthers

(talkSPORT)

I pledge to #GetOnside by offering mentoring to a woman wanting to get into football broadcasting

FIFPRO

We pledge to #GetOnside by ensuring a minimum 30% representation of women at the global FIFPRO board level, and across our four divisions

 

Floodlit Dreams We pledge to #GetOnside by inviting three aspiring female football writers to join us for the launch of Football, She Wrote and each take part in a mentoring session with one of our commissioned authors
Football Association We pledge to #GetOnside by investing in 1,000 England Football-accredited clubs to give girls regular, structured, competitive playing opportunities
Football Association of Wales We pledge to #GetOnside by doubling the participation, fanbase and investment into women and girls’ football in Wales
Football Business Academy

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering six 50% scholarships to women per year for our Professional Master in Football Business

The Football Foundation

We pledge to #GetOnside by ensuring the facilities and programmes we deliver provide equal opportunities for women and girls to play

We pledge to #GetOnside by creating case studies that showcase outstanding facilities that are changing the game for women and girls in football

Football Manager We pledge to #GetOnside by bringing Women in Football’s message to the Football Manager audience through in-game advertising
Football Supporters' Association

We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing our commitment to the development of supporter representation in women's football by helping strengthen existing supporter groups and increasing the number of groups in the game


We pledge to #GetOnside by maintaining a minimum of 30% representation of women at the FSA Board and National Council level and work towards increasing the number of women elected to the Board and Council to a minimum of 50%

Forza Football We pledge to #GetOnside by highlighting and promoting women's football by launching a tab in the Forza Football app together with NIKE, which is focused on providing regular women's football content
Girls On The Ball We pledge to #GetOnside by showcasing other women's football content creators in the UK with a takeover of the Girls on the Ball digital media channels for one day every month
Hertfordshire FA

We pledge to #GetOnside by supporting our clubs to offer women and girls equal opportunities to watch, play, coach, officiate, manage or administer football in Hertfordshire

ITV Sport We pledge to #GetOnside by increasing gender representation among our production teams

Jacqui Oatley

(Sky Sports, BBC, ITV Sport)

I pledge to #GetOnside by mentoring aspiring female broadcasters

Jamie Gardner 

(Press Association)

I pledge to #GetOnside by working as a mentor to support current or aspiring female written journalists to advance in their careers, highlighting opportunities and offering practical support and advice

Johan Cruyff Institute

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering a full-fee scholarship to a woman with an executive profile for our Master in Football Business Online

Juno Sports Tax

We pledge to #GetOnside by sponsoring a local girls football team and offering a work experience internship to a young professional


We pledge to #GetOnside by creating a tax guide for professional female players and running three tax education player care sessions at league clubs

Kelly Somers

(Premier League, BBC Sport)

I pledge to #GetOnside by inviting an aspiring female presenter to shadow me at Premier League Productions 

Kick Some Balls

We pledge to #GetOnside by helping clubs understand the importance of research into the menstrual cycle within grassroots football

Kieran Theivam

(The FA)

I pledge to #GetOnside by offering to mentor two female Asian journalists or communications professionals to improve the representation of the Asian community in the media
Kitdeck

We pledge to #GetOnside by distributing an equal share of our sponsored kits to female grassroots football teams

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing two customisable Kitboxes to women and girls grassroots football teams

Leaders We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing to use our position at the heart of the sport business world to advocate and promote gender equality across the industry, both on the field of play and in the boardroom
League Managers Association

We pledge to #GetOnside by guaranteeing places on the LMA Diploma in Football Management for all suitably qualified women coaches

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering access to an LMA-trained mentor to any female head coach or manager in the men’s or women’s professional game.

LHH Sports Solutions We pledge to #GetOnside by launching a Champion Your Future initiative, helping women footballers to take control of their careers beyond the playing field
Lincoln United FC

We pledge to #GetOnside by creating opportunities for recreational football for women through our Lincs Ladies Play @ The Whites weekly sessions

We pledge to #GetOnside by promoting and driving attendance at our women’s team games, creating the best generation of fans within the women’s game

We pledge to #GetOnside by developing our junior girls' pathway, offering opportunities from the first kick of a ball through to our women’s first team

Lincolnshire FA

We pledge to #GetOnside by increasing participation in the female game by 25% this season across clubs and leagues, recreational sessions and within education

We pledge to #GetOnside by launching a leadership platform for females within education to have their first coaching experience in a female-friendly environment

We pledge to #GetOnside by ensuring that Lincolnshire has an outlet for high performing girls to gain access to the England Football Pathway to amplify our local talent

We pledge to #Get Onside by hosting our first annual Females in Football Celebration event in line with the launch of a brand new Lincolnshire Female Coaches Academy

London FA

We pledge to #GetOnside by doubling the number of female referees in London

We pledge to #GetOnside by running monthly training and development events throughout 2022 to support female referees, in partnership with Amateur FA and Middlesex FA

We pledge to #GetOnside by celebrating Female Game Shapers who have contributed to the development of women’s football in London via web features and social media

McDonalds UK

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing 1.5 million hours of free McDonalds UK Fun Football coaching over the next 12 months to enable girls of all abilities, aged 5-11, to take their first steps in the beautiful game

Miss Kick Foundation

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing our women and girls football community with products and presence that empower her to compete, play and love the game without limits

Nisha Vyas

(Coach & Trainer)

I pledge to #GetOnside by offering a free one-to-one transformational coaching package for three months
North Wales Dragons

We pledge to #GetOnside by building and expanding on present partnerships and encouraging more women to take up recreational football


We pledge to #GetOnside by supporting the development of women's recreational football in North, Mid and South Wales

North West Football Awards We pledge to #GetOnside by providing a platform for Women in Football at our annual awards ceremony
Off The Pitch We pledge to #GetOnside by launching a weekly e-newsletter focused on all things 'off the pitch' in the women's game
Onside Law

We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing to support Women in Football through our corporate membership and accelerating gender diversity in our firm.


We pledge to #GetOnside by inviting four aspiring female sport lawyers to join Onside Law for work experience between now and March 2022 so that they can learn from the heart of the legal sports industry and enhance their career prospects.

PGMOL We pledge to #GetOnside by developing and educating match officials, helping them to learn and grow
Pitch International

We pledge to #GetOnside by making Women in Football the new partner of our international women's tournament

Precision Training

We pledge to #GetOnside by donating fitness, training and goalkeeping equipment to women's and girls' football teams

The Premier League

We pledge to #GetOnside by creating a strategy supporting and promoting gender equality in football

Professional Footballers Association We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing to offer support, commitment and opportunity for WSL players and the professional women’s game from the PFA boards, CEO and Executive
The Player Care Group We pledge to #GetOnside by funding a place for a woman on our Certificate in Player Care course, especially welcoming applications from underrepresented groups
Portas We pledge to #GetOnside by providing strategic support to Women in Football to drive growth and gender equality in the game
Rangers FC

We pledge to champion the women who make Rangers F.C. with a year-long celebration across our Club Channels

 

Sam Matterface

(talkSPORT)

I pledge to #GetOnside by helping to mentor and develop an aspiring female commentator

 

Scottish FA We pledge to #GetOnside by making Hampden Park the new home of the SWNT
SD Europe We pledge to #GetOnside by supporting more women into decision making positions in supporters organisations and member-run football clubs by providing more training, advising on quotas and helping facilitate more opportunities
She Kicks Magazine

We pledge to #GetOnside by mentoring an aspiring female journalist and providing opportunities for them to showcase their work

Sian Massey-Ellis I pledge to #GetOnside by inviting three aspiring female officials to join me on a Women’s Select Group officials' training day
Sky Sports We pledge to #GetOnside by becoming a Women in Football corporate member, to enable us to support our people with the best leadership, training and development we can

Sofia Thomas

(CEO, Juno Sports Tax)

I pledge to #GetOnside by mentoring two women who would like to start their own business in the football industry

Southampton FC

We pledge to #GetOnside by increasing gender representation across the club

Sport Industry Group

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing platforms for Women in Football to amplify its message about gender equality to the sport industry

We pledge to #GetOnside with a monthly Women in Football feature on sportindustry.biz

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing Women in Football with complimentary invitations to the Sport Industry Private Dining Club and all Sport Industry Group networking events"

Sport Sister We pledge to #GetOnside by launching a club development programme that offers support, resources, and grants to grow women's and girl's teams
Sports Insight

We pledge to #GetOnside by rewarding Women in Football members with prize giveaways in partnership with Sports Insight suppliers

We pledge to #GetOnside by celebrating Women in Football members in a quarterly feature

Sports Media LGBT+ We pledge to #GetOnside by providing support to Women in Football in promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion in football
Stats Perform We pledge to #GetOnside by launching a Women at Stats Perform employee resource group to create an environment where women can thrive in our organisation and within the business of sports tech
Street League We pledge to #GetOnside by committing to increase female participation in our programmes to 50% by 2025-26
Support Girls Football We pledge to #GetOnside by generating funding for five current or ex women footballers to undertake their junior football coaching qualifications, up to Level 2, during 2021 - 2022
talkSPORT

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing two paid six-month internships on the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 tournament

 

TEAM Marketing

 We pledge to #GetOnside by becoming a Women in Football corporate member to enable us to provide our team with the best support, leadership and development training we can

Twitter

We pledge to #GetOnside by supporting and amplifying Women in Football's campaign to drive gender equality in football

Two Circles

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering at least one place on the 2022 Diversity in Sports programme to Women in Football

Tilney We pledge to #GetOnside by providing free financial education for female footballers
UCFB's Global Institute of Sport We pledge to #GetOnside by providing a scholarship package of fee discounts, work placements at football clubs and development opportunities for female students
University of Liverpool

We pledge to #GetOnside by offering two full-fee scholarships to women for our Football Industries MBA

 

Upshot

We pledge to #GetOnside by helping three women get into coaching, from funding their first qualification to providing ongoing support to help them thrive

West Brom Women We pledge to #GetOnside by running a series of events to support the professional development of women in our organisation
West Ham United

We pledge to #GetOnside by supporting the development of women's and girls' football in East London and Essex

We pledge to #GetOnside by building on the partnerships with our Sister Clubs - Tigers JFC, Grays Athletic Girls, FC Redwings, Vicky Park Rangers and Nutmeg Academy, and encouraging more women and girls to take up the sport

We pledge to #GetOnside by sharing our resources and supporting expertise with those involved in our Sister Clubs

We pledge to #GetOnside by providing our Sister Clubs with tickets to our women’s home games, organising for the players to attend our Sister Club’s training sessions and inviting our Sister Club’s coaches to bespoke events

We pledge to #GetOnside by being proactive in tackling the lack of diversity of girls and female staff in football

When Saturday Comes

We pledge to #GetOnside by launching a mentoring scheme to give three aspiring journalists an insight into the industry, with a paid outcome at the end of it

Whisper We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing to create real opportunities for women wanting to work in football production and continue to produce all women's football games as events that are equal to men's

WIF Malaysia 

We pledge to #GetOnside by encouraging a positive mindset towards women in the football industry in Malaysia


We pledge to #GetOnside by creating a platform for women in football in Malaysia to explore and learn more about the industry

Willie Kirk

(Everton Women)

I pledge to #GetOnside by mentoring an aspiring female coach
Women's Football Education We pledge to #GetOnside by providing a platform for female footballers to share their experiences through a bespoke mentoring scheme in order to support and educate other players
World Football Summit We pledge to #GetOnside by ensuring a minimum of 30% female speakers from our 2022 edition onwards, amplifying female voices and promoting their work in the football industry
Women in Soccer

We pledge to #GetOnside by helping to supply the new division II women's professional league, the USL Super League, and the newly formed pathway to pro, the USL W League, with qualified candidates for hire

We pledge to #GetOnside by hosting an annual pitch contest that invests in entrepreneurs and future gamechangers using soccer as a tool for impact with our partners

We pledge to #GetOnside by celebrating historically marginalized gamechangers in soccer with an annual WIS Awards ceremony

If you are interested in being involved in any of the pledges listed above, get in touch with info@womeninfootball.co.uk.

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