Don’t let the Coronavirus stop you from thinking about the important things in football.
Such as what we would like football to be when it comes back.
Let’s think about the progress we want to make for women’s football and women in football.
Women Onside has the event you need.
The Equality Club. Hear first hand how a small town club in the south of England changed the game in 2017 by becoming the first in the world to pay its men and women equally, embedding equal respect into everything they do – not only in pay, but also in facilities access, coaching, and every aspect of support. Since then, both men’s and women’s teams have been promoted, and the club’s bold commitment has become recognised all over the world.
Women Onside is delighted to bring you Lewes FC’s general manager Maggie Murphy, and trailblazing director Ed Ramsden, talking equal respect at club level – and how this vision became a reality.
Hosted by former Matilda Moya Dodd, this is the conversation football needs to have. Participants in this live webinar will have the chance to ask questions, respond to comments and discuss ideas for how this experience might be applied by clubs in Australia.
Who should tune in? The audiences for this webinar are:
- football club directors, committee members and officials
- key decision-makers in the game, including Boards and staff at member federations and associations
- individual influencers in women’s football, including coaches, players, media and sponsors
- people in state and local government who are involved in policy and resource allocation in sport.
Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Monday 20 April 2020
Time: 7.30pm to 8.45pm AEST
You need to register HERE!
About Maggie Murphy and Ed Ramsden
Maggie and Ed bring different backgrounds to the same goal of gender equality in football.
Maggie Murphy brings a background in anti-corruption and human rights, having worked for Transparency International and Amnesty International over several years. Maggie captained the Oxford University football team (and earned an Oxford BA), and also holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. Maggie remains a football enthusiast and has participated in Equal Playing Field’s world record breaking exhibition matches promoting sports access for women and girls, including playing the highest ever match at the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Ed Ramsden brings an outstanding understanding of the money side of a football club. Ed is Lewes FC’s Board Director responsible for Operational Strategy & Finance. He is an investment manager and teaches investment at Columbia Business School in New York and London Business School. Previously, he was full-time strategy adviser to one of the ten largest companies in the world.
And by the way, the conversation convenor Moya Dodd has a pretty good pedigree too. A former Matilda and a partner at a leading Sydney law firm, Moya has extensive experience in football governance at FFA, AFC and FIFA. Moya is currently independent Chair of Common Goal, the international football charity. And when she can she still gets out to play at her local women’s over 35s competition.
About Women Onside
Women Onside is an Australia-wide network dedicated to making football a place where women can thrive. We formed in July 2017 to promote gender equality in football, and specifically to ensure that FIFA’s gender reforms would be adopted in the FFA Constitution in Australia. As a result, the 40/40/20 principle was adopted, a Women’s Council was formed, and the FFA Board now has a 50/50 gender split. Women Onside comprises a diverse network of women in football and their allies, with interest groups convened in coaching, refereeing, governance, fans and more to come.