Female Shots fans are being invited to share their views to help improve their matchday experience and attract more women into football.
A survey created by the Football Supporters’ Federation and Kick It Out is aimed at match-going female fans, to create a better understanding of why they love football, what it’s like to attend matches in a predominantly male environment and what may encourage more women to attend games.
Despite recent increases in the number of women supporting men’s football at all levels, little research is available on these experiences.
Click here to participate in the survey, which is open until January, the results of which will be collated into a report.
The FSF are also holding a panel discussion for all female football fans this Monday, 8 December, at Amnesty International UK on New Inn Yard in London.
Chaired by Roisin Wood, CEO of equality and inclusion charity Kick It Out, the panel also includes Fiona McGee (FSF National Council member and Leeds United fan), Katrina Law (Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust), Arsenal supporter Hayley Bennett and Bristol City fan Teresa Parker.
The discussion will ask if there are ways that more women could be encouraged into stadia, and could supporters’ groups facilitate this; why, when the Premier League suggests that all-seater stadiums attract more diverse crowds, does an FSF poll show that 85% of female fans back the choice to sit or stand; and does gender have any influence on how fans see diversity, pricing, or policing?
The event, which runs from 7-9pm, is open to all fans, both male and female. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.