07/03/18 - Moving The Goal Posts - Tickets: £5
Girls on Film presents a discussion on the state of women's team sports followed by a screening of the cult classic Bend It Like Beckham:
"A third of all football fans in the UK are women, so why are women being excluded from the narrative? Why are women encouraged to be competitors and not teammates? And why is female sport directed towards how you look and not how you feel? How do we get men involved in the discussion?
Sport for women is so heavily focussed on personal goals, it overlooks other gains you can take from a team sport; social skills that can help you in all aspect of life, from relationships to the workplace.
We will be discussing with insiders why women’s sport is still being overlooked and underfunded – and what improvements are being made. How is the media tide turning if at all, and how do we start to show that women are tough and not afraid to get a bit muddy!!
We hope to show that women’s team sport is important and needed in society today, that it is not scary and IS for everyone."
The event is taking place at Rich Mix. Rich Mix is located in the heart of Shoreditch with great transport links to the rest of the city.