FA WSL Spring Series to recognise Kick It Out through dedicated weekend
The FA Women’s Super League will host a unique weekend dedicated to the work of Kick It Out between 28-30 April 2017.
Clubs from across WSL 1 and WSL 2 will recognise football’s equality and inclusion organisation during the Spring Series through a number of activities prior to their fixture across the weekend.
The weekend follows on from Kick It Out’s support during The FA WSL 2016 season.
Players will don the famous Kick It Out t-shirts in support during the warm-up in their clubs’ fixture. Clubs will also receive resources that will allow them to spread the key messages of the organisation to their fanbase and the wider community.
Ahead of the dedicated weekend, London Bees and Watford LFC have both hosted Spring Series fixtures recognising the work of Kick It Out against Millwall and Sheffield FC respectively.
Two stars of The FA WSL and England Lionesses, Toni Duggan of Manchester City and Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal, are prominent supporters of Kick It Out in their roles as ‘Next 20’ ambassadors for the organisation.
Kick It Out is currently calling on the collective force of the game to ‘Call Full Time On Hate’ as part of this season’s campaign activities.
The initiative aims to highlight the positive messages of inclusion echoed by football authorities, clubs, players, managers and supporters.
Kick It Out has been tackling discrimination, promoting equality and supporting victims of discrimination in football for over 20 years and wants to see the game remain open and inclusive.
Roisin Wood, CEO of Kick It Out, said: “We are delighted The FA Women’s Super League clubs will host activities supporting Kick It Out during the Spring Series.
“Following the organisation’s support of the 2016 FA WSL season, it is essential that Kick It Out continues to help promote the messages of equality and inclusion across the women’s game.”
Here is the full list of fixtures taking place across the dedicated weekend:
Friday 28 April:
Liverpool Ladies FC v Reading FC Women (WSL 1)
Sunday 30 April:
Chelsea Ladies FC v Yeovil Town FC (WSL 1)
Sunderland AFC Ladies v Arsenal Ladies FC (WSL 1)
Durham Women FC v London Bees (WSL 2)
Millwall Lionesses V Doncaster Rovers Belles (WSL 2)
Sheffield FC Ladies v Aston Villa Ladies FC (WSL 2)
Oxford United Women v Watford Ladies FC (WSL 2)