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Festival of Football 2019

Festival of Football 2019

The Festival of Football is a 5-day extravaganza centred around a marathon World Record football match.

OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE:
Opportunity | Equality | Respect
Nothing more. Nothing less.

Date

Thu, 06/27/2019 to Mon, 07/01/2019

Location

Lyon
France

Do you love football? Do you think everyone should have the opportunity to play sport, if they want to? Do you want to break a football world record? WE NEED YOU!

Who?

  • 3500 players of all ages, abilities and genders.

When?

  • 27 June - 1 July 2019

Where?

  • Lyon, France

Equal Playing Field is a non-profit organisation dedicated to challenging the gender inequalities that exist in sport. 

Sport leads to strong and healthy individuals, builds confidence, gives great joy and teaches life skills such as commitment and teamwork. We think no girl should lose out, just because she is a girl.

We believe in a world where women and girls can play, coach, referee and work in the sport they love. We believe in a world where they are treated equally and are given the respect they deserve.

For far too long, women and girls have been in the shadows of the sport – fighting against outdated perceptions that football is not for girls.

We want to bring these women and girls - and their supporters - out of the shadows.

The Festival of Football is a 5-day extravaganza centred around a marathon World Record football match.The current Guinness World Record for the largest number of players ever to play in a single game is 2,357 people, over 4 days (playing non-stop). We think we can break that. 

If you love the beautiful game, and if you share our vision, we want you to join us. Pre-register your interest to take part in the Festival of Football.

All events and activities:

  • 26 June - 1 July: Equal Playing Field World Record Match, help us break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of players ever to play in a single game!
  • 5 July: Equal Playing Field Summit, presented in partnership with Athletes for Hope and Football Women International to drive forward opportunity, equality and respect for women and girls in football.

More to be announced!

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