Women and girls may have been banned from playing for 50 years, but football is now their game of choice – for fitness, for exercise, for self-expression, for getting together. We we captured the voices and experiences of amateur players across the UK in a podcast and insight report; revealing a supportive environment that prioritised having a great time together over competition.


“The women’s game has become bigger than anyone ever predicted, and it’s here – and actually, it’s been here for a long time.”

Hayley Peacock, Captain, Queen’s Park Rangers FC Women, speaking in our podcast.

Following this research Barclays doubled their investment in women’s and girls’ football across the FA Women’s Super League, sponsoring the Women’s Championship for the first time and grassroots programmes, whilst committing to Premier League sponsorship for further three years.