As part of our work to promote the voices you might not regularly hear from in football our Fans for Diversity campaign officer Maria Ryder has spoken to two women from different backgrounds to learn more about their experiences as football fans…
Racism has been a huge talking point in recent months and, while football has thankfully moved on from the 1970s and 80s when groups like the National Front tried to use the terraces as a place to recruit members, that doesn’t mean supporters can rest on our laurels.
As debates rage around the nation’s statuary, Plymouth Argyle fans are fighting to get one of their greatest players honoured. Here Matt Tiller tells us about the Jack Leslie Campaign, a movement to get a pioneering black player recognised at Home Park…
Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’, which help highlight the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues and their governing bodies to improve access for disabled fans, will run from Saturday 29th February to Sunday 15th March.
We have teamed up with leading disability charity Level Playing Field (LPF) to help non-league clubs improve access and facilities for disabled fans. We’re delighted that the idea is being supported by both the National League, which has required all clubs to complete the disability access survey, and the Northern Premier League.
While the excitement and celebration of this weekend's Football United event has been attracting the attention of the LGBT+ community and the media, it may perplex some football fans about why events like this are needed, and why they are important.
It can sometimes feel as if the top tier of football is just engaged in debate in the media or in meeting rooms about what to do about discrimination in every aspect of the game; but there are thousands of active supporters and clubs at all levels trying to make a difference. That includes sparks of activity in the National Game too, thanks to the Fans for Diversity campaign.