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Fulham Lillies launch new report on matchday family inclusion

FSA associate members Fulham Lillies have launched a new report which looks at the barriers facing new parents who want to take babies and infants to football.

The report – titled You’re not welcome anymore – explores how and why clubs can make stadiums safe for young children to attend with their parents.

Fulham Lillies have spoken to parents who have been unable to return to football since the arrival of their children. Many say they no longer feel welcome at their “spiritual home” highlighting the need for clubs to “recognise the challenges of post-baby life and support new parents”.

Hayley Davinson, Fulham Lillies co-founder and board member of the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, said: “Football has always brought my family together, and I was heartbroken when I could not attend a match with my son last season.

“We believe a positive parent-child experience can be nurtured from an early age, creating strong bonds for families to support their team together. Our report advocates for family inclusion and celebrates football’s positive impact on parent-child relationships. It’s about making football truly accessible for all.”

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