This one is directed to the MOMS Lionesses…
The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Kick It Out (KIO) are currently running a survey aimed at match-going female fans, to help them understand more about why you love football, what it’s like to attend matches in a predominantly male environment and whether there are any ways in which more women could be encouraged into stadiums.
Whilst there is undoubtedly an increase in the number of women going to watch men’s football (as borne out by recent surveys of Premier League and Football League fans), there remains very little research available on their actual experiences of attending the match or being a football fan in general.
The the results of the survey which you can fill in here will go into a report and also help inform FSF thinking on issues going forward.
The Premier League say all-seater stadiums attract more diverse crowds, but FSF polling shows 85% of female fans back the choice to sit or stand. Does gender have any influence on how fans see diversity, pricing, or policing? The survey will help get insight into these issues.
There is also an event in London on the issue on Monday December 8th (see details here). Obviously, being in London you probably can’t make it, even if you wanted to go, so if you have any questions or issues you would have liked to have been raised drop MOMS a message or leave a comment below.
If you join the FSF (it’s free and worthwhile) please select ‘My Old Man Said’ in the Are you a member of a supporters’ organisation? section.