From Hackney Marshes to Wembley – Ensuring the whole game benefits

Mon 1st Jul 2019
Tickets: £5 / free for unwaged, students, carers etc.

As the World Cup draws to a close, what’s next for the women’s game?

Since the last World Cup, the financial investment into women’s football has increased significantly. Most recently, FIFA promised to double the World Cup prize money, Barclays has been unveiled as the sponsor of the Women’s Super League, and the FA now requires clubs to demonstrate a certain level of financial backing in order to compete in the top divisions. But who is this investment benefitting? Does the increased funding reach grassroots teams? And through this increased focus on capital, can women’s football preserve its identity and independence from the men’s game? Our panel has representatives from grassroots to elite level, and will shine the light on these questions and more from the perspective of players, coaches and spectators. With the World Cup coming to an end, this is the perfect opportunity to discuss what’s next for the women’s game.

Carrie Dunn – Author, journalist and football expert Katee Hui – Founder of Hackney Laces and winner of the BBC’s 2018 Unsung Hero of London award Dom Collingwood – Co-Founder and CCO of MatchPint (other TBC)