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AFC Unity

Summary
Multi award-winning, socially progressive, independent women's football club - with an 11-a-side first team, beginner sessions, and community campaigns.


Description

AFC Unity is an alternative football club for women, focused on bringing the game back to its grass-roots as a uniting force, bringing people together for the love of the game beyond vested interests and the influence of profit. AFC Unity focuses on women, as they have been historically excluded, and aims to produce and promote positive role models.

AFC Unity envisions a society where the football club plays an active role in its community, engaging and empowering women as positive role models, and using the sport to encourage unity, solidarity and social cohesion.

AFC Unity aims to:
• empower women by engaging women in football and encouraging development, regardless of background, experience or ability
• tackle misconceptions by challenging sexism and preconceived notions around areas such as gender, sexuality, race, religion, and age, and promoting women’s football as a grassroots sport dedicated to the non-profit ethos
• promote social justice by using football as a tool to bring communities together, developing a positive ethos and identity for the club
• oppose oppression by empowering women to challenge the sport’s image as a man’s game, engage in community activities, fundraising for good causes, and campaigning on important issues

Activities:
• One 11-a-side team that competes in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Women’s County Football League
• A Solidarity Soccer Initiative designed for women of all abilities and levels of experience
• Community projects that utilise football to break down divisions in society such as our Football for Food campaign
• Volunteering programmes for those interested in coaching, sports physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports journalism, and fundraising

There are a mixture of free and paid activities, please contact for details.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Jane Watkinson
Contact Position
Secretary
E-mail
afcunity@gmail.com
Website
AFC Unity's Website
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AFCUnity
Twitter
https://twitter.com/AFCUnity

Where to go

Address
Please contact for details

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No

Last Updated
06/08/2018
Keywords
football, women's football, women, sport, women's sport, fitness, health and fitness, health, health and wellbeing, community
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