On Saturday 11th March, Mitre supported Girls United FA, an organisation set on improving resource and opportunity for girls and women to play football worldwide, as part of their sixth International Women’s Day tournament.
Held at Shoreditch Power League in London, 30 teams and over 200 players entered the venue on what was a day of empowerment, celebration, and togetherness. The key message from Girls United was ‘Make Space’, centred around creating more safe spaces and giving girls the confidence to play, and what a day it was.
The event smashed Girls United’s fundraising target with over £6,000 raised to support the non-profit organisation.
From research conducted from Women in Sport Org says, 48% females said they don’t feel safe to play football in the local park. Over 70% said they don’t play at small-sided venues due to the lack of changing facilities.
Girls United envisions a world where girls and women globally can reach their potential, using the power of football. The tournament was officially opened by Girls United CEO Romina Calatayud who provided an emotive and empowering speech.