Kick It Out would like to deliver a project that inspires, motivates and signposts girls from under represented communities to become involved in and participate in sport. The idea for the project came from the Stand Up Speak Up conference that was held at Old Trafford, Manchester in June 2009.
Using high profile role models from sport, predominantly female and predominantly from under represented communities, we will use their profile to raise awareness and signpost young women into opportunities available in the game.
The aim of the One Game One Community schools pack is to use the medium of football to educate and inspire young people. The pack, which spans all areas of the curriculum, helps to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention of the rights of the child. There are a huge range of activities included in the pack which uses a range of teaching methods, including drama, literacy and role-play to help engage and motivate all that use it, teachers and young people alike.
Homophobia is a common problem at all levels of football, from parks and grassroots football through to the professional. Kick It Out would like to raise awareness of the problem with a film aimed at youngsters. The film will contrast the idea that much of the homophobic language that is still seen as acceptable within a football environment would not be acceptable in any other walk of life.
The aim of the Equality Standard for Professional Clubs is to assist professional football clubs across England and Wales to develop their internal equality practices and policies and to assist with their community engagement by providing projects and activities with the focus on increasing interest and participation in football from under represented groups and individuals.