• 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.

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    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

Canadian Hall of Famer says women getting raw deal at soccer World Cup

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/canadian-hall-of-famer-says-women-getting-raw-deal-at-soccer-world-cup-1.2035429 Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:49 AM EDT Putting in real grass pitches for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada would cost $2 million to $3 million at most, according to a lawyer representing a group of elite players. “This has been don
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ELITE PLAYERS TO SUE FIFA IN TURF WAR

Alex Grimm/Getty Images Nadine Angerer is among the women named in a lawsuit against FIFA over the use of artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup. http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/11593274/elite-female-players-sue-fifa-canada-soccer-association-turf-use-women-world-cup By Doug McIntyre | Sep 26, 2014 ESPN The Magazine More than 40 of the world’s top female soccer playe
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Sports Illustrated: With Women’s World Cup on horizon, sexism remains part of FIFA culture

Photo: Alex Livesey/FIFA/Getty Images   BY GRANT WAHL Fri Sep. 12, 2014 Chances are, if you’re a woman and you’ve had much contact with the leadership of FIFA, you have a story to tell about sexism and soccer’s world governing body. U.S. forward Abby Wambach tells one from the time she and her now-wife, Sarah Chances are, if you’re a woman and you’ve had much contact with the leadership of FI
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CTV News Winnipeg: Soccer players push for grass over turf at women’s worlds

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=443628&playlistId=1.2012228&binId=1.1164782&playlistPageNum=1
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TSN: CANADIAN SOCCER STAR KYLE ENTERS CONTROVERSY OVER WC TURF

http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/story/?id=461567 RICK WESTHEAD, TSN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT 9/12/2014 9:45:19 AM For the past year, FIFA and Canada’s soccer association has battled withering criticism that the world’s best women’s soccer players are being discriminated against because next year’s Women’s World Cup will be played on artificial turf instead of grass, which is use
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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.