One of the driving factors for the women’s network is to break down gender related barriers in football, and in striving for equality, we are mindful that we don’t further promote gender segregation by excluding males. Moreover, we recognise the importance of male allies and how they can positively shape and influence women’s experiences of working in the industry. Therefore, we appointed a small number of ‘male champions’ who have an active and positive contribution in helping us to achieve the network aims.
As a first step, our members were invited to nominate significant males that have positively influenced their development as football practitioners. Subsequently, the chair and strategic leads for External Engagement and EDI reviewed the nominees and approved the appointment of three male champions.
Meet our Male Champions
Dr Colin Lewis - Senior Lecturer at LJMU and Women’s Football Coach
Matt Green - Senior Elite Performance Manager at the Premier League