A Woman’s Place is at the Match

Our female supporters may be interested to learn of a survey currently being run by the Football Supporters’ Federation in conjunction with ‘Kick it Out’. The Trust has been requested to give publicity to this study, which is aimed at women football supporters and we are pleased to publicise details below:



The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Kick It Out (KIO) are currently running a survey aimed at match-going female fans, to help us understand more about why they love football, what it’s like to attend matches in a predominantly male environment and whether there are any ways in which more women could be encouraged into stadiums. Whilst there is undoubtedly an increase in the number of women going to watch men’s football (as borne out by recent surveys of Premier League and Football League fans), there remains very little research available on their actual experiences of attending the match or being a football fan in general.


I am writing to ask for your help in promoting this survey to as wide a female audience as possible via your members and various supporter networks. The survey is available here and will be open until January 2015.


The information gathered through the survey will be pulled together in a report (which we will use to inform our work and make some practical recommendations going forward) and we would be more than happy to send you a copy of this once it completed.


The FSF and KIO will also be holding a panel discussion for female football fans to share their experiences of following the men’s game from the Premier League to non-league on Monday 8th December at Amnesty International please see our website here for more information if you think this is an event your female members/supporters would like to know about.


If you have any further questions regarding this work, please do not hesitate to contact me at fiona.mcgee@fsf.org.uk  Any help you could give us would be much appreciated.


To Join or Donate to the FSF please visit our website at www.fsf.org.uk