The Power of Football: A Panel Discussion

Wed 12th Jun 2019
Tickets: £early bird £3, Adv £5, free for unwaged, carers

Showcasing some of the trailblazers using football to inspire womxn from the grassroots to the elite level, and from the pitch to the stands.

Football has the power to change lives. Come and hear how from some of the women who are not only changing the sport, but using the sport to change society. Sharing their experiences and work within the beautiful game will be Football Beyond Borders, a charity using football to empower young people, Chris Paouros, an active campaigner for equality across football as co-chair of the Spurs LGBT+ group and member of the FA Inclusion Advisory Board, and Lewes FC, the only professional football club to pay their men’s and women’s teams identical wages. This session will give you the opportunity to hear about the work of these inspiring individuals first-hand and to get inspired to use football and sport for positive change.

We are HUGELY excited to announce our amazing panelists for our second panel discussion – The Power of Football at @hoxtonsquarebar on 12th June:
From Lewes FC – the only professional club to pay their men’s and women’s teams equal amounts – Karen Dobres – head of its Equality FC campaign and Shannon Moloney – midfielder. ⚽️
Football Beyond Borders – our charity partner for the fest.
Ceylon Andi Hickman – Ceylon is Head of Female Participation at the education charity, Football Beyond Borders. Liverpool fan and football podcaster, having appeared on The Guardian Football Weekly, Anfield Index, Kick It Outcast, I Think She’s Offside and many more.
Debra Nelson – Debra co-delivers the FBB Girls programme, working as a mentor and coach for 40 young people. She is an inspiring young woman who has a real talent for presenting, and has featured as the voiceover for the Lioness squad announcement, as well as in the England Nike campaign for the WWC this summer.
Chris Paouros is a lifelong Spurs supporter and season ticket holder who believes football can be a positive force in social and cultural transformation. As Co-Chair of Proud Lilywhites, (the official LGBT+ Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Association), co-founder of Pride in Football, (the alliance of LGBT+ fan groups in the UK), independent member of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board, National Council and Board Member of the newly formed Unified Football Supporters Organisation, appointee to the Fans For Diversity Guidance Group, member of Women in Football and collaborator with Kick it Out, Chris is part of a movement seeking to rid football of discrimination in all its forms in order to make the game more diverse, inclusive and equal.