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 our pages to become more aware of the obstacles girls face.
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 equality, and donating or sponsoring programs that will open opportunities for girls and women in all aspects of their lives.
Girls and women are treated as 2nd-class citizens in sports — especially soccer.
Thanks in part to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, doors have opened around the world for fantastic social changes involving girls and women in sports. However, there are still major gaps that need to be acknowledged, from funding discrepancies to career advancement opportunities.
WHAT GIRLS & WOMEN WANT
Girls and women want to be respected for their abilities, to be treated fairly, to be encouraged, to feel important, to be challenged, to strive to be their best, to create friendships and to feel like they’re part of a group. They want to win, to score goals, to excel in performance…
EQUAL PLAY GIRLS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
We can work together to inspire changes in your home town and around the world.
We are interested in your input, your ideas, your stories and programs to improve the lives of girls and women through the power of soccer on and off the field.
Women can succeed if we collectively find the best in each other.
EQUAL PLAY GIRLS SOCCER QUOTES
Over the past seven years, Equal Play has provided a free two-month Lunchtime World Cup Girls Leadership Soccer Program to students in Grades 3-7 at 25 elementary schools in East Vancouver. Over 6,000 girls have participated, playing soccer to fun, inspirational music. Most of the girls leave with a free soccer ball, so they can keep playing on their own afterwards.