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BFCitC attend Premier League Changemakers Event

Participants from Burnley FC in the Community joined 50 girls for a special Premier League Changemakers event on Wednesday 27th March celebrating female leadership, as part of the Premier League’s commitment to supporting women and girls.

Premier League Changemakers was delivered through the national Premier League Kicks and Premier League Inspires community programmes, and the event saw 12–15-year-olds from 27 professional football clubs come together to explore gender equality and opportunities for women within the football industry.

Hosted by presenter and former professional footballer, Chloe Morgan, and held at the National Football Museum, the Premier League Changemakers event supported participants as they discussed equity, equality, and allyship in the game, as well as the significance of items in the museum’s women’s football collection. Highlights from the collection on display included Anita Asante’s 2011 England shirt, Fran Kirby’s UEFA Champions League shirt from Chelsea Women’s 22/23 campaign, and the official LEGO UEFA Women’s Euro Trophy from the Lionesses’ 2022 triumph.

Participants also took part in a series of role-play and screen-printing workshops devised to highlight inspirational role-models and support the development of key leadership skills.

Premier League Charitable Fund Chief Executive, Ruth Shaw OBE, said: “With Premier League programmes supporting more than 80,000 girls and young women every year, we know how important it is to promote equality, and champion females, both on and off the pitch.

“The Premier League Changemakers event offers a fantastic opportunity for girls and young women from across England and Wales to explore the history and future of women’s football in this country and supports the development of personal skills and positive attitudes that are crucial for leadership and future careers.”