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My Club, My Shirt: Bath City pay tribute to fans with exhibit

Bath City are the latest club to promote the diversity of their supporters with a “My Club, My Shirt” project – celebrating their fans with a portrait exhibition at their final home game earlier this month.

Jake Daniels: “I am confident and happy to be myself”

Blackpool’s teenage striker Jake Daniels yesterday became the first professional footballer in more than 30 years to come out while playing. 

Wolves celebrate fans’ diversity with ‘My Club, My Shirt’ exhibit

Wolves are the latest club to celebrate the diversity of their supporters with a My Club, My Shirt style portrait exhibition.

Fans for Diversity: Supporting fans across the country in Spring ’22

The Fans for Diversity campaign, a partnership between the FSA and Kick It Out, continues to assist supporters around the country, and we spoke to campaign lead Anwar Uddin about recent work to promote diversity via three new projects in London…

My Club, My Shirt: Lincoln City celebrate fans and region with new shirt

The history and diversity of Lincoln City is being celebrated in a unique fan-designed shirt launched alongside a “My Club, My Shirt” style event in the city centre today.

Fans for Diversity: Work ongoing to raise Ramadan awareness

Ramadan is underway and will be running through to the beginning of May this year, and Anwar Uddin says fans can lead the way in educating others about the challenges of fasting…

FSA EVENT: Bend It Like Beckham – 20th anniversary screening

The FSA’s Fans for Diversity campaign and Women’s Game network are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bend It Like Beckham – a film which, upon its release, inspired a generation of young girls to get involved with football as players and supporters. 

Fans for Diversity in the non-league game

The Fans for Diversity campaign has published a guide which will support clubs and their fans who are looking to diversify and increase their attendances, and connect with local communities.

International Women’s Day 2022

It’s International Women’s Day and we thought it would be a good idea to speak to some of the women involved with FSA affiliates and projects to hear a little more about their football experiences. The cast? Maria Ryder (Lady Imps), Kate Lewers (Women of Watford) and Hannah Kumari whose Fans for Diversity-backed show ENG-ER-LAND is currently touring the country.

EFL recognises contribution of women supporters

To mark International Women’s Day, the EFL has paid tribute to the women who go to games in the EFL every weekend.

Amar Cymru: New generation of Wales fans come to the fore

Wales last qualified for a World Cup in 1958 – the same year the modern hula hoop was invented – but could be heading to Qatar 2022 and taking a new generation of fans along with them in the process.

My County, My Shirt: Newport celebrate County’s supporters with portrait exhibit

Newport County are the latest club to recognise the rich diversity of their supporter-base with a My Club, My Shirt-style portrait exhibition.

ENG-ER-LAND: Celebrating football and 90s nostalgia

ENG-ER-LAND is a one woman show, written by Coventry City fan Hannah Kumari, and inspired by her experiences of falling in love with football as a mixed race teenager in the 90s. The play is set in 1997, one year after Euro ‘96, the tournament which defined the football decade in England. 

My Club, My Shirt: Cumbrians latest to join initiative

Carlisle United are the latest club to join Fans for Diversity’s ‘My Club, My Shirt’ initiative, unveiling a range of supporter portraits earlier this week.

My Club, My Shirt: Nottingham Forest

The diversity of Nottingham Forest’s fanbase is being celebrated with the launch of the newest “My Club, My Shirt” exhibition – which opened at Nottingham town hall last night.

Women at the match report released

The report of our Women at the Match survey has been released, giving fans more details on the work that was carried out earlier this year when we polled women supporters from both the men’s and women’s game. 

Survey: Supporters say no to sexist behaviour at the match

Women are less willing to accept sexist behaviour at games, according to a new survey from the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), which measured current attitudes against those of fans in 2014.

Bangla Bantams drive creates football facilities for all fans

Supporters’ group the Bangla Bantams are developing new facilities in the shadow of Valley Parade which will benefit all supporters – from kids in the community and grassroots football to fans who’ve travelled across the country following their team.

More must be done about online abuse – players’ union

Research commissioned by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) found there was a 48% increase in unmoderated racist online abuse in the second half of the 2020-21 football season, with 50% of abusive accounts coming from the UK.

Survey: Women at the Match

The FSA’s Fans for Diversity campaign is launching a major survey on women’s fans attitudes on attending football, and is looking for women fans from both the men’s and women’s games to give us their insight. 

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