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#GetOnside: FSA to increase women’s representation

The FSA has pledged to increase the number of women in its elected positions as part of an industry-wide campaign.

The FSA’s National Council, the democratic forum elected by our members that deals with FSA policy, has agreed to support a push to increase the number of women representatives within the FSA’s democracy.

The pledge makes us the one of the latest signatories to Women In Football’s #GetOnside campaign – which is urging organisations in football and the football media to provide more opportunities to women in the game.

The FSA #GetOnside pledge:

We pledge to #GetOnside by continuing our commitment to the development of supporter representation in women’s football by helping strengthen existing supporter groups and increasing the number of groups in the game.

We pledge to #GetOnside by maintaining a minimum of 30% representation of women at the FSA Board and National Council level and work towards increasing the number of women elected to the FSA Board and National Council to a minimum of 50%.

FSA board member Chris Paouros said: “As the national supporters’ organisation representing fans up and down the country, it’s vitally important that everyone, including women, have a voice.

“I hope our pledge encourages women who care about the big issues impacting fans to get involved in the supporter movement.”

Currently 30% of the FSA board is made up of women, while that figure is 25% on the National Council. The FSA pledges are now on the Women in Football website.

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