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Mon 1st Jul

FROM HACKNEY MARSHES TO WEMBLEY - ENSURING THE WHOLE GAME BENEFITS

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As the World Cup draws to a close, what's next for the women's game? Join the Festival of Football and some very special guests to discuss the recent development of the women's game - the good, the bad and the future.

Doors at 7.15 but come earlier and stay late to continue the conversation and celebrate everything the women's game has achieved, and what's still to come!

This event will take place at The Curtain, 45 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3PT Please enter Members Entrance on Scrutton St between Curtain Rd and Phipp St, not the Hotel Lobby.

Line up:

Chair - Fadumo OlowSport Media Enthusiast, youth worker and football coach, Fadumo Olow is the co-founder of 'I Think She's Offside' a platform and podcast offering an alternative discussion on women in sport. Fadumo is a Girls Active Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust and has worked on female empowerment projects with Adidas, Lionesses, Twitter and FA WSL.

Anita Asante - Chelsea FC and England player. Throughout her career, Anita Asante has won over 70 England caps and played club football in England, the USA and Sweden, winning trophies in all three countries, including the historic quadruple with Arsenal. In 2018, Anita rejoined Chelsea. In addition to being a professional footballer, Anita has a degree in Politics and English and an Mphil in Sports Politics.

Katee Hui - Laces Katee is the founder of Hackney Laces, a community club for girls and women. Since 2011, Laces has been on a mission to get as many girls and women playing football as possible, while raising aspirations along the way. To date, the clubs have engaged with more than 300 girls and women and have 54 female FA licensed coaches. For her work with Laces, Katee has been recognised with a number of incredible awards.

Pav Patel and Viv Jeffers - East London Ladies Football Club.Pav and Viv are co-founders of East London Ladies FC, a grassroots football club run by women for women! After noticing a lack of footballing opportunities for girls and women in East London, Pav and Viv set up the club where girls and women could come and play football for fun, as well as competitively, in a safe environment irrespective of their age,religion, ethnicity, ability or sexuality. The clubs aims are to empower girls and women through football, to lead a healthy active lifestyle, be more confident and develop life skills.

Carrie Dunn - writer, journalist and footabll expert. Carrie is a writer. This summer's Women's World Cup will be the third she has reported on for the Times, for Eurosport, and for Goal, and regularly features on radio discussing and commentating on women's football. Her books include 'The Roar of the Lionesses' is one of the Guardian's 'best sports books of 2016'.

Dom Collingwood - co founder of MatchPint Dom Collingwood is co founder of MatchPint, the app and website that brings people together to watch sport in pubs. Launched in 2011, with school friend Leo MacLehose, MatchPint works with more than 3,000 pubs to promote all sorts from Premier League football and Six Nations rugby, to Tennis Grad Slams and Women's World Cup Football. For six months, MatchPint has been working with pub companies and drinks brands to build the business case for showing, promoting, and getting behind the Women's World Cup this summer.

The venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. If you have any additional access requirements, please contact us at [email protected]

Presented by The Festival of Football.

This is an 18+ event.

Line up

Doors open
7:00 PM
Chair - Fadumo Olow
Anita Asante
Katee Hui
Pav Patel and Viv Jeffers - East London Ladies Football Club
Carrie Dunn
Dom Collingwood