#AnyGirlAnywhere

Every year on March 8th, women everywhere are celebrated for their social, economic, cultural and political achievements during International Women’s Day. It is an annual reminder of how far women have come in the fight for gender parity and how long of a road still lies ahead of us.

In June, the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in France and elite female footballers will grace our TV screens for a short but sweet four weeks. But day in, day out, women and girls from every country, ethnicity, religion, and background, play, coach, referee and work in football - despite all the many barriers they face.

We believe that any girlanywhere has the right to opportunity, equality and respect.

Nothing more, nothing less. 

With this in mind, our 2019 campaign was born: Any Girl Anywhere

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We believe that:

  • Any girl anywhere should be able to play, without traveling too far, nor paying too much.

  • Any girl anywhere should be supported to be the best player, coach, referee, administrator or journalist she can be.

  • Any girl anywhere should access quality training facilities, kit, pitches, coaches and referees. She is not an afterthought.

  • Any girl anywhere should be able to imagine herself working in football with a seat at the table.

  • Any girl anywhere should feel valued and her coaches, teachers and the media should treat her with respect.

We are delighted to partner with incredible organisations and inspirational individuals around the world, all united by a desire to create a world where #AnyGirlAnywhere can play to the best of their abilities, free from harassment.

So what future do you want for #AnyGirlAnywhere?

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Stories From the Road || Bangalore

In addition to our two World Record matches, we also regularly host football camps that deliver training in sport, empowerment and leadership in partnership with existing local teams and organizations that focus on sports development, education, health, community, and empowerment for girls and women. Check out some highlights from our latest camp below!

February 27: Bangalore, India

We were very excited to team up with Pass Collective and Shining Stars FC to host the AFC Women’s Day Equal Playing Field Football Festival.

Pass Collective is a social enterprise whose strives to nurture inclusive development and social equity through creative intelligence. Their work supports the Shining Stars Football Club and their mission to empower young people through football.

We were fortunate to link up with their founder, Shaona who coordinated the festival alongside the Karnakata State Football Association to honor AIFF’s (All Indian Football Federation) celebration of AFC’s Women’s Day. It was a natural fit!

On the pitch, players had the opportunity to develop agility, fitness and football skills with top level coaches.

Station 1 - Tanvie Hans
An ex-Tottenham and Fulham Ladies Footballer and an FA Level-1 certified coach.

Station 2 - Amoolya Kamal
An international level footballer who represented India in the 2014 Asian Games. She currently plays for South United Football Club and is an AFC C-License coach.

Station 3 - Lilly Thomas
An ultramarathon runner, state level footballer and futsaller, an advocate for enhancing mental health through sport and an AIFF D-License coach.

Station 4 - Paromita Sit
A former international footballer, current player for SUFC and AFC C-License holder.

Station 5 - Crystal Ann Pinto
Our goalkeeper coach for the camp who recently represented Karnataka in the senior nationals camp.

Thank you to ALL of the other female leaders who helped us during this event!

Stay tuned for more stories from the road as we continue to host camps for #AnyGirlAnywhere and support partners on their quest for opportunity, equality and respect. Nothing more, nothing less.

Ambassador of the Month: Susie Petruccelli

One of our goals at Equal Playing Field is to be connectors of individuals and organizations who are on similar quests to bring opportunity, equality, and respect to women’s football.

As connectors, we’re fortunate to meet a lot of really amazing people who go on to share our mission with their communities! We like to think of these people as unofficial ambassadors of Equal Playing Field and we’re excited to share their stories with you all.

First up? Susie DeLellis Petruccelli who was born and raised in Southern California, went to college at Harvard and now lives in New York.

How long have you been involved in football?

I started playing soccer when I was five on a coed AYSO team called the Little Rascals in my home town of South Pasadena.  Soccer got hold of my heart and never let go.  After the first years of AYSO, my twin sister and I played club, high school, ODP and then at Harvard.

Becoming aware of the dearth of athletic opportunities for girls before Title IX in the US, and still around the world, I got back into soccer and women’s sports history after a career in technology and many years raising a family, by beginning work on a book called Title IX and Tampons.  I entered the sport for development world by supporting amazing organizations like the Women’s Sports Foundation, Coaches Across Continents and the Global Goals World Cup.  

I’m currently producing a documentary (Warriors of a Beautiful Game) with Kely Nascimento about women’s football which will be dovetailed by a project (Warrior Women of Football) to support grassroots organizations that are using football as a tool to help girls around the world. 

How did you get involved with, or first hear about, Equal Playing Field?

I first heard about Equal Playing Field on Twitter.  I heard that a group of women were climbing Kilimanjaro to play the highest elevation soccer game ever played.  I was inspired and totally jealous.  :)  I wished I was on that expedition!  Then I heard that they were doing the same thing at the Dead Sea and I was impressed again and even more inspired.  It really is such a beautiful metaphor for how far women will go to play the game we love.  Eventually we were connected with Laura (EPF co-founder) and Amirose (producer of the documentary film Equal Playing Field, to be launched in 2019).  My brother Tom and I are now Executive Producers in the Equal Playing Field documentary and we can’t wait to see the whole story of the two expeditions and all of the amazing and brave people who persevered to break the two world records.  I was able to participate after all in this small way.

Kely and I are also excited to be supporting the upcoming Festival of Football in Lyon in June.  It’s a brilliant opportunity to bring supporters of women’s football together from around the world and celebrate how far we’ve come, how bright our future is and also break another world record.  

How do you try to level the playing field in your community?

I try to level the playing field in my own environment and also by keeping my eyes and ears (and Twitter @sooozie) open for inequalities that I may not have seen or heard about yet.  Everywhere we go we see barriers and inequalities unique to specific communities.  We want to continue to share these stories and support leaders in these areas. 

We’re excited to have Susie join us on our quest for a third world record this summer at the Festival of Football in #France2019! Give @sooozie a follow on Twitter to stay in touch with this changemaker and EPF supporter!

Words of Inspiration from 10 Friends in 2018!

Welcome to our very own #EPFballdrop!

Over the final days of 2018, we highlighted the words of 10 amazing friends we hung out with this year on our Instagram page (give us a follow!)... in no particular order because, let's be real, they're equally awesome women, allies or change-makers in their communities. In case you missed it, we brought it to our blog as well. We hope their words inspire you as you head into a new year!

Deena from Bahrain is ready for another quest

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Deena Rahman is the co-founder of Tekkers Academy in Bahrain and an inspirational coach. Deena joined Equal Playing Field for the world record breaking match in Tanzania and is coming to Jordan with the squad.

Deena shared with us how Kilimanjaro impacted her and her aims for the future:

‘Kilimanjaro was such a special and unique event in all of our lives for those that took part, and since returning it has driven the passion I have to promote and improve female football in Bahrain to the next level.

I am proud that I have over 100 females playing at Tekkers Academy and this season our U16 girls won the GCC cup and our ladies team have one several tournaments including the first beach Soccer tournament in Bahrain. The response to the EPF initiative has been really positive and only last week when I was introduced to someone they commented ‘oh you are the one who broke a record on Kilimanjaro’.

I strive to be a role model to any young players and when they see for themselves the positive impact and action being put to work, I can already sense they appreciate the environment they are in with us. I am excited to join the next quest in Jordan and continue our journey to an equal playing field.”

Welcome Deena to the squad for the Jordan Quest 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing her skills in the desert sand…

“My love affair” Lisa Handy, UK – based in UAE, joins the Equal Playing Field squad

Meet Lisa Handy, former winger at Sheffield United, Sheffield Ladies FC and Wednesday Reserves, in the UK. An avid athlete across a range of sports, here Lisa tells us why football features so highly and what climbing Mt Kilimanjaro means to her.

To support Lisa and the other Equal Playing Field players, please visit http://equalplayingfield.com/donate/

  

I’ve always been passionate about sport. By the age of 15 I was at school doing my GCSEs, dancing in shows across the UK and working three jobs to pay for my lessons and to buy equipment. I began working at a local sports centre as soon as I could and even set up my own basketball and football coaching programmes.  Football still plays a huge role in my life, as a Physical Education teacher, coach, player and avid supporter.

 

I play football for the love of the game. I play football for the physical, mental and social benefits it provides. I play it to escape and to learn and develop every day. It’s taught me to strive to be more than I ever thought was possible. Football taught me to love and accept everybody and it taught me to believe that anything was possible.

 

I have a huge and supportive family, although we’re scattered across the UK which is where I grew up, America and the Dominican Republic. But my mother was a single mother with five children so there wasn’t a lot of spare money. I’ve been working since the age of 12 to fund my passion.

 

I’ve always been aware of gender bias in sport, even though it never bothered me on a personal level. But I think that through my work I have also been able to help to break down barriers and perceptions of women in sport at a local, regional and sometimes even national level.

 

My proudest moments have not necessarily come through my own or my team achievements.  Instead it’s been in the precious moments I've shared through teaching and coaching; watching a young person develop in confidence through being part of a team, feeling a sense of belonging and mastering a new skill. Coaching coaches in the US and UK to ensure whole communities of footballers and clubs could develop and progress with a better knowledge and understanding of the beautiful game. The last 3 years I have suffered a couple of injuries through football, a broken wrist and a cracked cheekbone, but every time a young person smiles because of a successful challenge, goal scored or skill mastered, I am reminded why my love affair with football still exists.

 

I’m climbing Kilimanjaro because I believe that sporting prowess is sporting prowess, skill is skill, passion is passion and no matter what gender you are, what country you’re from or which sport you’re involved in, this should not only be recognized but celebrated. I may not see immediate change that will affect me directly in my lifetime. But I – we – will be making a difference for the next generation of women.

 

 

To support Lisa and the other Equal Playing Field players, please visit visit http://equalplayingfield.com/donate/

To find out more about the challenge, please go to www.equalplayingfield.com

“I eat, sleep and breathe refereeing.” Meet Vikki Allan, FIFA Assistant Referee from Scotland, joining Equal Playing Field up Mt Kili!

Youth Ambassador for refereeing in Scotland Vicki Allan took her first exam in response to being told women’ don’t referee. Eight years on, she’s a full FIFA official – and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to open up more opportunities for women and girls to referee the game they love!

 

I grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. My mum worked for a football club and my Dad was a football referee. I didn’t really ever play football as I wasn’t very good but when I turned 16 I mentioned to my friend that I was eligible to sit the referee course. Their reply, “but women don’t referee” made me determined to pass the course and prove them wrong! I didn’t ever think I would continue on afterwards, but here we are eight years on!

 

I sat the referee course in 2009 and have progressed through the leagues now to become a FIFA Assistant. It’s my first year with FIFA so I hope to continue to improve and be the best I can be. It plays a massive role when I’m not in my full time job; I eat, sleep and breathe refereeing. I want to create a better environment for younger referees in the future and to help them grow. This is why I also have the women’s support role in my local association and am the Youth Ambassador for refereeing in Scotland!

 

When I began refereeing it was still really unusual to have female referees refereeing men’s matches. Every time I showed up to a ground I was stared at, given a broom cupboard to get changed in as there were no female changing rooms and had sexist comments shouted at me. However, after 10-15 minutes on the pitch I was treated just like everyone else and that’s when I realised I need to get myself out there and show people that we can do it too!

 

People are starting to ‘get used to’ female refs in Scotland, but I wouldn’t say they see us as equals quite yet. One tiny error and immediately you get the “Get back to the kitchen” judgements.

 

I have quite a small family and do think that they were shocked when I asked to referee. My Dad, as a referee himself was very shocked but he has been really supportive - even if he is my toughest critic!

 

Equality for me means being offered the same opportunity as men. I don’t want for us to succeed easier because we are women - I want us to earn it just as equally as the men through being offered the same opportunities.

 

Football has kept me fit and allowed me to make friends all over the world. I’m a stronger and more determined individual as a result of football - and I want others to be able to experience this too. As the Youth Ambassador for refereeing in Scotland one of my main goals over the next two years is to help recruit and retain more female referees. I hope that by taking part in this World Record attempt I can make that happen!

 

To support the Equal Playing Field players and find out more please visit http://equalplayingfield.com

 

“Football - It’s who I am” Maja Åström, Sweden

Meet our Swedish goalkeeper, Maja Åström! She’ll be hoping to keep a clean sheet here and make her daughters proud by climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to add her voice to the call for an equal playing field.

To support the Equal Playing Field players, please visit http://equalplayingfield.com/donate/

 

I grew up in the northern part of Sweden and was handed a ball to play with before I was even walking. My mum and dad were never very interested in sports but they let me play, day and night, as long as I also managed school. I’ve always had my parents’ support - but they also never pushed me. Putting all my spare time into football was all driven by my inner passion. My younger sister was also in love with the sport and represented Sweden for youth national teams.

 

I played in the highest league in Sweden from 2000 to 2012 winning the Swedish nationals (2004, 20012) and playing in the finals of the UEFA cup with Djurgården/Älvsjö 2005. My proudest moment in football, now that I look back, is the finals in the Swedish Cup 2004 where I saved a one on one in extra time, securing the win and with that the double (league and cup). I’ve also represented Sweden in a number of games, but I don’t think any of them will be able to compare to the game ahead of us.  

 

It’s impossible to know what my life would have been like without football. The people, the experience, the challenges; it’s who I am, and not a day goes by without me using what football gave me.

The gender discrimination I faced has never been about whether or not I would be able to play. Sweden is a country where equality between genders is big on the political agenda, but during the time when I was playing, there has always been this debate about women’s football and the comparison to men. From a media point of view, the coverage on women’s football is good, but the angle is always less about sport and more about everything else. When meeting new people, the discussion almost always moved immediately to how the game compares to the men’s. People could never think or discuss or talk or relate to the idea of women playing football in its own right. I’ve witnessed a lot of progress during the years I played, but the field is still not equal.

 

I think that fighting for equality is a fight that will never be won. Not completely. Sweden is one of the most equal societies in the world, but we still have to fight every day, even if the fights are small.

 

I now have three daughters, aged 5, 7 and almost 9. I am so happy that we live in a part of the world where them being girls is not an obstacle. They can’t comprehend the fact that there are girls out there in the world that are not allowed to do the things boys their age do. I hope that they one day will understand what this all means and that I will make them proud. Right now they are more focused on the world record – not the cause. I’m proud of doing this, trying to make a change, if not for my own kids, then for someone else’s.

 

#MyMountain is a great tagline for us.  It works for all the big and small things in our everyday lives that we have to conquer. It also means a challenge but something that is beatable - even if it will take time, strength, stamina, patients and timing. Never impossible, just really tough (and fun)!   

To support the Equal Playing Field players, please visit http://equalplayingfield.com/donate/

Equal Playing Field welcomes Discover Football’s support ahead of World Record attempt

Equal Playing Field and Discover Football share joint mission to promote women’s equality in sport

Equal Playing Field is grateful to receive support from Discover Football ahead of their World Record attempt. Discover Football see football as a way to empower women and promote intercultural understanding. Several of Equal Playing Field’s squad members have played for or participated in Discover Football’s international exchanges, conferences and tournaments where women and girls build skills and share knowledge. Their work aligns with Equal Playing Field’s initiative to promote opportunity, equality and respect for women and girls who seek to play, compete, coach and work in football. Find out more about Discover Football here.

Erin Blankenship of Equal Playing Field said “We are thrilled to have Discover Football as supporting partners and it's an honour to have some of their alumni amongst our team. DF have long been contributing to and leading on the mission to promote equality through football for women and girls from all corners of the world, and we are elated to combine forces and voices to ramp up the volume.”

Dana Rösiger of Discover Football said “We are thrilled to be part of this unique football game on the top of Kilimanjaro and worldwide project. Women’s football is an ongoing battle for equality. Some progress has been made but recent events show there's still a long way to go. I believe that the journey to and the game on the top of this mountain will create bonds and a sense of unity, which will mark another milestone. Not just setting a world record but demonstrating solidarity, and building a collective voice that will help protect the rights of female players worldwide.”

For more information on the Equal Playing Field initiative, please see www.equalplayingfield.com

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Player Profile | Katie Donegan, England

Meet Katie Donegan, defender with Basingstoke Town LFC in southern England. Katie describes how important football has been to her through life and how it keeps pulling her back! She also tells us how she wants others to have the same opportunities as she has had.

Katie is helping fundraise to ensure fellow athlete Josefina Martorell from Argentina can join us on the mountain. If you would like to help Katie and Josefina, please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Josefina-Mount-Kili

 

I grew up on the outskirts of London with two older brothers.  Whatever my brothers did I wanted to do too and I started playing football because my eldest brother did. My Dad was especially supportive and helped me find a local girls team to play in when I was about 8. My Dad has always been my biggest fan and he still comes to watch me play a couple of decades later! He has been to about 90% of my games throughout my career and I feel so lucky that I have had him supporting me all the way.

 

I played any and all sports going when I was growing up. I played cricket briefly but that clashed with football and I had to make a choice and football won! Football is by far my favourite sport though and the only one I play now.

 

Football has helped me through some tough times, I find it a great way to de-stress and switch off from the rest of the world.  Nothing else matters when you’re out there on the pitch with your teammates.  I am exceptionally fortunate with all the opportunities and support I’ve had.

 

My 2005/06 season when I was playing for Barnet was my highlight – we won the treble – the league, the league cup and the Middlesex Cup.  We also made it to the last 16 of the FA cup where we met Liverpool and narrowly lost 3-2 having gone ahead twice in the game! My proudest moment in football was being awarded player of the season in such a successful season and in such a strong team. It felt great to be recognised and to know I made a big difference to the team.

 

I stopped playing when I started working full time as life simply got in the way. But something pulled me back 8 years later. I came back, thinking “I’m getting older, I’ll give it one more year and see what happens”. I was 31 at the time. We have a 50 year-old in our team. That put things into perspective - and now I realise I still have lots to give! I play for my local club Basingstoke Town and we’re doing really well – promoted last year, though a harder season this year.

 

I hope that women in other countries get the kind of opportunities that I have here in the UK. I realise I am fortunate with all the opportunities I’ve had to play sport as a woman and there are women in other countries that don’t get that kind of support and are actively discouraged from playing. I have never experienced that personally and I want all women to have that same experience.

 

I’ve never been told I can’t play and it shocks me that women are actively discouraged from playing sport in other countries.  I want girls and women all over the world to have the same opportunities that I’ve had here in the UK. I feel really lucky that I have never had to overcome any kind of adversity as a result of being female. I can’t wait to climb the mountain in June and hopefully inspire other girls and women to get involved with sport in general - and football in particular.

To support Katie and Josefina climb Mt Kilimanjaro and support their efforts to be inspirations to others, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Josefina-Mount-Kili

To find out more about the challenge, please go to www.equalplayingfield.com

PARK Social Soccer Co to provide balls to select Equal Playing Field sports clinics

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Company’s ethos supports diversity and universality of the beautiful game

Melbourne | May 24 2017

Equal Playing Field is grateful to receive latest in-kind support from Australian/US company PARK Social Soccer Co. PARK believes that “passion is universal, but opportunity is not” and is keen to ensure that all children around the world have the opportunity to play soccer. Equal Playing Field is delighted to have PARK’s support. PARK will supply training balls to our Zambian and South African clinics that will take place in the weeks after the attempt to break the record for the highest altitude football game ever played – near the top of MT Kilimanjaro. Find out more about PARK here.

Sam Davy of PARK said of the partnership "Sometimes, something as simple as a soccer ball can change a kid’s life.  Soccer has proven itself as the global game that unites diverse cultures and creates hope and opportunity for the world’s most marginalised. We are proud to support Equal Playing Field’s mission to ensure no girl misses out on the opportunity to pick up a ball and play”

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Equal Playing Field players will sport Zaini hats and headbands!

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Zaini hats will keep heads warm as players climb Mt Kilimanjaro during world record attempt in June.

London/Amman/Melbourne | May 24 2017

 

Equal Playing Field is grateful to receive in-kind support from UK company Zaini –  who will keep heads warm during our world record attempt! Find out more about Zaini here.

Miranda Harper of Zaini said “Zaini Hats are thrilled to be supporting the Equal Playing Field girls on their mission to Mount Kilimanjaro. We wish you all the very best on such an epic adventure and hope our beanies and headbands keep your warm, and fashionable, all the way up! Looking forward to following your journey every step of the way. Best of luck from us all at Zaini Hats.”

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Equal Playing Field grateful to Tesalate for providing sports towels for epic trip

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Players will use Tesalate towels during trek up Mt Kilimanjaro during world record attempt in June.

London/Amman/Melbourne | May 24 2017

 

Equal Playing Field is grateful to receive in-kind support from Australian company Tesalate –  who will provide towels for the Equal Playing Field squad as they attempt to break a world record up Mt Kilimanajro! Find out more about Tesalate here.

Jacky, Co-founder of Tesalate said "Women's sport has been under-supported because we have constantly been reinforced that this is a man's domain. This is ludicrous. Sport is more than kicking a ball around. It's about teamwork, passion, and most importantly ambition.  By encouraging females in sport, we are telling the world females too can be competitive and perform at the highest level. We're proud to support Equal Playing Field, and with this world record, they will take sport to a level it's never been before."

 

 

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Equal Playing Field proud to be sponsored by Pitchero!

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Pitchero “thrilled” to support the Equal Playing Field squad break a world record for the highest altitude football game ever played

London/Amman/Melbourne | May 24 2017

Equal Playing Field is grateful to receive sponsorship from UK company Pitchero, a global sports network that provides clubs, players, coaches and officials with everything they need to run their club online. Pitchero powers more than 12,000 clubs through their websites and club apps making team management as simple as possible so their 5 million users can spend more time playing and enjoying sport, and less time in the paperwork! Find out more about Pitchero here.

 

Pitchero’s Marketing Manager Jennifer Armstrong said “We are thrilled to be sponsoring such a forward thinking and unique event. Equal Playing Field not only represents the power of sports to bring people together it showcases women’s football to a fantastic standard while bringing attention to an incredibly important issue. We will be supporting the team and their mission all the way and will be cheering them on as they undertake this incredible feat.”

 

Equal Playing Field will be taking Pitchero’s instant match video app, Pitchero Play, with them to Tanzania. Pitchero Play allows clubs to simply record and share 30 second match highlights instantly so Equal Playing Field will be sure to capture the action of the game from 18,871 feet.

 

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Player Profile | Paige Uttley, USA

Meet Paige Uttley, a Centre Back from California in the US. Here Paige describes why she plays football and what climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with the Equal Playing Field squad means to her.

To support Paige please visit https://www.youcaring.com/paigeuttleyandtheequalplayingfieldteam-799662  

 

I’ve been playing football since I was six. My older sister had started playing a year earlier and I decided it looked like fun. It was a co-ed team and I loved the fact that I could not only keep up with, but beat the boys. I’ve always preferred team sports - I used to joke at university that my team was my sorority. Most of my oldest friends are people I played sports with.

 

I tried every sport I could - football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, tennis, snowboarding. I even tried ballet and gymnastics, although it was quickly clear that I was too clumsy for these! But sports were a great way to work off my energy and make friends. My family were really supportive - I think we were at football tournaments every weekend of my childhood. My dad was my number one fan.

 

By the time I was 14, my team was playing all over the Western United States. I was also in the Northern California Olympic Development Program. My proudest moment in soccer was winning the
California State Cup. I played at university and after graduating I joined a local women’s club in London. Now I’m back in the US, I play purely for fun. I play on pick up teams, indoor teams, women’s teams and co-ed teams. I am not as good as I was! But I still love the comradery, the friendships, the exercise, and both the mental and physical release that football provides.

 

When I play football I don’t have to worry about work or bills or expectations, I just have to play. It brings me together with those I love and gives us something to share - my husband and I play football together, my friends and I play football together.

 

Can you believe people would say ‘sorry you only have girls’ to my dad! Luckily he would immediately respond ‘I’m not!’. But it’s still outrageous that people would even think that, let alone say it. I work in the sciences, which are still very male dominated. In my first job after university I had a colleague who one day refused to call me by my name but instead only referred to me as ‘baby’! Women do need men to stand up and speak up for them. But we also need to stand together. That’s why I’m climbing Kili.

 

To support Paige please visit https://www.youcaring.com/paigeuttleyandtheequalplayingfieldteam-799662

To find out more about the challenge, please go to www.equalplayingfield.com