It’s a little known fact outside of the fan base but for several years plus an Englandfans Team (along with various fan based initiatives) has played a representative opposition fans team every time the men’s team play either a qualifying or friendly match.
The Englandfans manager Garford Beck and Just a Ball Game? (JBG?) have teamed up to create a unique partnership to allow an England women’s fans representative side to honour the Wembley International and showcase the love of the game from a female fans perspective.
The game will kick off at 11:00 on November 23rd 2014 hosted at Harrow Borough FC, www.pitchero.com/clubs/harrowborough/location/. The opposition will be an Invitational XI managed by Sanchia Duncan a former Fulham Ladies professional and Bristol City Ladies player, one of the first 15 female members of the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Spectators are welcome to attend (free entry to the game) and a souvenir programme is to be produced of the match which will help cover costs of funding the event. Anyone who wishes to be involved in the fans game with sponsorship please get in touch as match, match ball and trophy sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Patron of JBG?, sports administrator, politician, non-executive director, and equality campaigner Edward Lord will attend the match as our guest along with MUFC Centre of Excellence and England u15’s squad goalkeeper Emily Ramsey, and the winning team will presented with the “Just a Ball Game? Trophy” by Pat Gregory, who founded the Women’s Football Association following the FA’s decision to lift the 50 year ban on women playing football which they imposed in 1921.