Woman in footall – U15 (from Newport South Wales)

Something about yourself:

I’m 14 years old and have been playing football since I was 8. Im hoping to make it as a professional footballer.

What is the biggest barrier in driving visibility of women’s sport?

Boys and mens attitude to woman playing football. The money is not equal for woman.

Why do you think it is taking so long for things to change?

Because the interest is not fully there yet. Sponsors and tv are not making enough money to support it fully.

Do you think male athletes can do anything to help drive visibility of female sports?

Yes all high profile sports stars need to get behind womans sport and shout about it at every opportunity.

What role do you think sponsorship brands should play in creating awareness about women in sports?

Their role is crucial in raising the profile of the game.

What needs to change in order for women’s sports to be taken as seriously as men’s?

Again high profile stars need to keep talking about womans sports. Also high profile woman should also talk about their struggles to make it.

Encourage women…