April 9, 2019
#EduFootyAid events are charity football matches for teachers. The initiative is less than a year old but it's already attracted over 200 teachers from across the UK, and together we’ve raised over £10,000 to support Mind. Alongside fundraising #EduFootyAid promotes wellbeing, by getting teachers active and developing a sense of community beyond the school walls.
However, as it stands less than 5% of our players are female, which is particularly troubling as over 70% of UK teachers are women. #EduFootyAid games are mixed gender and always will be, but after speaking with our current female players we’ve decided to also launch all-female matches. We hope this will encourage more women to get involved and enjoy all the fun of #EduFootyAid.
All we need now is numbers! If you’re interested just use the button below to sign-up, it’s free and there’s no obligation to play on the day. Once we have 50 female players signed-up we’ll be able to confirm a fixture.
#EduFootyAid is a charity initiative and we rely on word of mouth to get our message out there. So, if you know a female teacher who enjoys football, please do let them know about #EduFootyAid. If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do I need to be an experienced player?
A. Absolutely not, #EduFootyAid is open to players of all ability levels.
Q. How many games are there?
A. There’s no formal structure, it’s not a league. The aim is for each region to participate in three games per academic year. Games always take place on weekends.
Q. Who is eligible to play?
A. Anybody who works in a school can play, that includes support staff.