A major part of this project was to capture the personal perspectives of local women and girls that have played, supported and loved the game of football. Below are a collection of interviews giving different perspectives of the game and what it means to each of the those involved.
If you would like to share your own story, please contact us we would love to hear from you.
Tiny and Whitty found football by different routes but as ex-players of Manchester Corinthians, they share a lasting passion for the game having played for the team at national and international competitions.
Till and Whitty on facilities and kits story
Deborah is lead for the Manchester United Women’s Team Supporters Club. She attends all the games at Leigh and has been a football supporter since childhood.
Anne attended school in the 70’s with a dream to play football. Although this dream was never to be realized in the way she hoped, Anne is finally participating in the game through walking football and reflects on what this means to her and the impact the limited opportunities had on her as a young person.
A dedicated Manchester Untied supporter, Janet recounts how she fell in love with the game as a young fan and her experiences as a supporter.
Janet's football story
Janet's away match story
Janet's supporting England
Molly is North-West Manager of Show Racism the Red Card, an anti-racism education charity. Molly reflects on her work and love of the game.
Molly's history with football and her views on inclusivity
Jill plays for a local walking football team, sharing what this means for her personally from a social and wellbeing perspective.
Tilly works at the National Football Museum and shares her experiences of playing for Newground United and in the Alternative Football League.
Fran, is in the same team as Tilly, playing for Newground United. Fran shares her development as a player and what her involvement in the game has meant to her off the pitch.
Nadine is a local young person who talks openly about what football means to her.