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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. 

We’ll host a panel discussion before the screening with Hannah Kumari and Shivani Laddha (see below) to talk about how the film was received upon its release and its subsequent impact. What is different since the film premiered? Have things really changed? Is football truly inclusive? 


  • Hannah Kumari – one woman creative whirlwind: writer and star of ENG-ER-LAND.
  • Shivani Laddha – Sports industry professional who has recently worked on the Indian Super League’s broadcast and commercial team.

Venue, date and timings 

The event takes place on Monday 11th April at the Brett Building, University of Liverpool (19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L7 7BD). Arrival is at 6pm, the panel discussion starts at 6.30pm, and the Bend It Like Beckham screening starts at 7.30pm. 


Spaces are limited and interest is high so don’t hang about! To secure your place email your name and the number of spaces required (maximum two per person) to the FSA’s Vicki Goodfellow: [email protected]  

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Fans for Diversity is run jointly by the FSA and Kick It Out. The FSA has partnered with the University of Liverpool for this screening – our thanks for their support.

Sky and Kick It Out have partnered with the University of Liverpool to offer scholarships to four Football Industries MBA offer holders from under-represented ethnic groups in 2022/23 – find out more here.

There are also two full scholarships available thanks to Women In Football – further information here.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball