On September 24th 2016 we hosted our first ever Playing For Kicks tournament. It was an absolute dream of a day with an immense level of football, food, music and energy – and we managed to raise over £1500 for Women In Sport, what!
Thank you to everyone who donated, came down to cheer and helped out on the day. Huge love to all teams for being so much fun to involve and congratulations to Football Beyond Borders for bringing home the transparent trophy! Stay tuned for Playing for Kicks 2017.
For press, info or if you are interested in joining our upcoming tournaments and projects get in touch.
WONDERKID a film by Rhys Chapman, tackles one of football's biggest issues - homophobia. The film is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the lack of openly gay professionals in the sport. This is their badass team and we've seen them improve so much over the past year it's concerning, really.
Tottenham has some quality pitches and players too. Winners of the Ladies Super Liga Team Spirit Award 2015 – we're expecting high levels of high fives from this feisty team.
Nine years ago a group of ladies started training in Springfield park and decided to form a football team and name it accordingly. All new to the game, they've been building up their skills from scratch and are now playing in proper leauges – we can relate to this
Hackney Laces is a community supported and run football club for girls and women in East London. Training sessions are delivered with the goal of teaching skills both on and off the pitch. With sister clubs in Limehouse and South London, each week you'll find the Laces scattered upon pitches around London, laughing, playing and attempting some of the most Maradona-esque handballs you''re likely ever to see.
We met this lot in the park and they're just the right mix of chilled and competitive. From what we've learnt they prefer smaller pitches, perhaps because they don't do as much frantic running as us – so 5-aside playing should be right up their turf.
The warriors are all about fun, fitness and friendly football. We range in age and ability from complete beginners to regular players. We work to develop participation among females and one way we do this is by providing a safe and free space where all can come and let their hair down; thats the beauty of our squad.
Boiler Room Ladies FC was formed in 2012 and is made up of women from all corners of the creative industry. We work together on and off the pitch to build a relaxed, diverse and social environment where common interests reshape the world of women's grassroots football.
This event was organised by Trisha Lewis and Tiger Hagino Reid with help from the entire Boiler Room Ladies FC creative squad.
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All photographs shot by our midfielder/photographer Flora Maclean. Check out her football series 'Every Player Counts'
Filming on the day by the talented mega babe winger Samantha Cobb with help by Dan Fossey.
Video production by our fly attacker by Sakky Barnor.
Thanks to the extended BRLFC fam for bringing music to our lives. <3
K2RAH, DJ Gin, Rachel /Gaps, Pia Ebrill, Deep Throat Choir DJs & Nadia Ksaiba
Big up to YIRO for providing us with delicious food on the day & everyone else who donated, supported or in any other way helped make this day ace.
Last but not least, huge thank you to Kathryn Maskell for being firm but fair and refereeing the games.