• 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
  • We build friendships and
    strive further than we could ever
    accomplish or enjoy alone.

    Photo: Robin Toma
  • 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
  • A soccer ball inspires happiness,
    creativity and friendships.
    The Women’s World Cup
    sends a positive global message
    that girls are capable and important.

  • 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
  • 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


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

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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

Carrie Serwetnyk: Hedonistic beach balancing act in Rio

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Carrie Serwetnyk: Flying with an Eagle in Mark Sanchez

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Darn! I didn’t get a photo. That’s the way it is at events like the World Cup, there are scores of famous people roaming around. Diego Maradona walked by me in Munich in 2006. He is someone I had to chase down and say hello to. I’ve met Platini, Zico, Zidane, Lineker and spent hours with Pele in China. Honestly, I am not a name-dropper. Today, I was strolling along t
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Turf Wars at home, getting it right in Rio

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Carrie Serwetnyk: Captaine Stilletto gets things done at the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO — “I am the most important person in France now” — these are the words my best friend “Babette” uses to describe her situation in Rio. This is what the president of the French Football Federation told Babette — Elisabeth Bougeard-Tournon — when he asked her to rescue the logistics for the French national team players and their families. She has worked for the FFF for 24 years and we
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Waiting for the Samba

Getty Images RIO DE JANEIRO — This World Cup in Brazil is a bit puzzling. I’ve been trying to separate my experience from what I view as “the experience” and how it compares to past tournaments I’ve attended. We can pretty well all agree that the matches here have been sensational. There have been tons of goals, surprises, drama and a thrilling tempo. We’ve also collectively become a much more sop
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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.