• The ability to set goals, to show up and give
    your best to find out where your talents can take you
    is one of the greatest gifts we have.

    Photo: Robin Toma
    Accomplishment
  • We build friendships and
    strive further than we could ever
    accomplish or enjoy alone.

    Photo: Robin Toma
    Teamwork
  • Soccer teaches life skills to come back
    from all of the roadblocks our journey’s encounter.
    It gives girls and boys a sense of purpose.

    Photo: Russell Watkins – Department for International Development
    Perseverence
  • A soccer ball inspires happiness,
    creativity and friendships.
    The Women’s World Cup
    sends a positive global message
    that girls are capable and important.

    Freedom
  • The World Cup brings
    glimmers of hope to those who are
    silenced and an awareness
    or potential awakening to
    those who force the controls.

    Photo: Photo Source Unknown
    Equity
  • Girls and women are often victims.
    They have less access to get out
    of desperate situations.
    Soccer can radically change
    their sense of self worth and focus.

    Photo: John Walker
    Escape

 


Creating Positive Change for Girls & Women
On and Off the Field


Special Fund Raiser!

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“Kwikw”  Eagle with Soccer Ball, Fundraising Silver Pendant by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt, and jeweler, Sandra Bars

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Creating Changes On & Off the Field

Welcome to Equal Play. You don't have to be a soccer fan to see the importance of girls and women being treated fairly on a global scale. We invite you to visit through our pages to become more aware of the obstacles girls face that most people take for granted as normal in our own back yards and abroad. We also encourage you to make a difference by questioning and orchestrating changes in your own neighbourhoods. Join our campaign by passing on our message, encouraging equity and donating or sponsoring programs that will open opportunities for girls and women in all aspects of their lives.




In the News

24 Hours: Soccer star wants equal fields for women

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/10/23/soccer-star-wants-equal-fields-for-women By Patrick Colvin Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:38:51 PDT PM If they thought it (artificial turf) was the best conditions to play on, why aren’t they asking the men to play on those conditions? — Coun. Adriane Carr The first woman inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame is weighing in on the controversial decision
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NBC News: Soccer Goalie Wonders If Synthetic Turf Poses Health Risks

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/soccer-goalie-wonders-if-synthetic-turf-poses-health-risks-n222151 BY HANNAH RAPPLEYE The doctor told the young soccer goalie that his chest x-rays were the worst he’d ever seen. Just 21 years old, Casey Sullivan was floored by the diagnosis of stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma. The x-rays showed he had a tumor in his chest, he says now, “the size of a soccer ball
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Mia Hamm calls for FIFA to play women’s World Cup on natural grass

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/10/13/mia-hamm-calls-for-fifa-to-play-womens-world-cup-on-natural-grass/Washington Post By Cindy Boren October 13 Mia Hamm is the latest to call for FIFA to reconsider its decision to play the women’s World Cup matches next summer in Canada on artificial turf. “It’s their biggest tournament,” Hamm, who played on two World Cup-winning squads in
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Forbes: FIFA Stumble Under Weight Of Own Pomposity In Women’s World Cup Turf War

Bobby McMahon Forbes Magazine Contributorhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbymcmahon/2014/09/14/fifa-stumble-under-weight-of-own-pomposity-in-womens-world-cup-turf-war/ English: Abby Wambach of the United States Women’s National Soccer team, one of players advocating grass fields (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FIFA Stumble Under Weight Of Own Pomposity In Women’s World Cup Turf War Comment Now Follo
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CBS News: Top women’s soccer players launch “turf war” against World Cup

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/top-womens-soccer-players-launch-turf-war-against-world-cup/ OCTOBER 1, 2014, 6:47 PM|Forty of the world’s best female soccer players filed suit against FIFA over what they consider to be gender discrimination. The issue at hand is next year’s women’s World Cup, which will be played entirely on artificial turf. Conversely, every game in this yearR
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The Equal Play team is thrilled to be working with by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt & Jeweller Sandra Bars, in producing this beautiful sterling silver pendant as a symbol of equality and the rights of women and girls on and off the field.