St.George’s Park set to host MWSF Futsal Festival
The Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation (MWSF) is hosting its annual Futsal Festival at St.George’s Park (SGP) this weekend.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women and girls from across the United Kingdom will be taking part throughout the event in a number of roles including players, coaches and referees.
The festival, which takes place over two days, will see representatives from Kick It Out and The Football Association’s (FA) Women’s Super League (WSL), attend to show their support for the charity and its work to help increase involvement of women and girls in sport.
In addition to the main tournament, the MWSF will be hosting three seminars to encourage more inclusion across all areas of sport, including a Mentoring and Leadership seminar, led by Kick It Out, and a ‘Women in Sport’ panel.
Rimla Akhtar, Chair of the MWSF, said: “The 2014 Futsal Festival will be taking place over two days for the first time in its six year history, with 14 teams of women and girls from across the UK all coming together around a common love of football.
“This event aims to show what can be achieved when governing bodies support our organisation. The impact of our previous Futsal Festivals is clear to see and we expect the legacy of this event to continue to reach women from diverse communities – thereby contributing significantly to our attempts to make sport truly inclusive.”
The National Women’s Development Manager, Rachel Pavlou, added: “We are delighted to again support the MWSF at their 2014 Futsal Festival. As well as this being the first event of its kind to be held at St. George’s Park, this is a huge event for us given our work across inclusion and diversity.”