By Faye Hackwell
Her Game Too celebrated picking up two awards at this year’s Football Content Awards.
Our campaign scooped both the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award for organisations and the Best in Women’s Football Award for organisations – the latter for the second year running.
A contingent of Her Game Too ambassadors and advocates were present to collect the two awards in front of more than 500 people at the ceremony, which was hosted by football presenter Emma Jones at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium last week.
The awards are voted for by both the public and judges and reward the best in football-related content creation across a variety of categories – recognising the work of media organisations, podcasters, football clubs, campaigns, footballers and bloggers among others.
Caz May, who is Founder, Director and Bristol Rovers Ambassador for Her Game Too, said: “We are extremely honoured to win not only one but two awards at the Football Content Awards 2023.
“I know how hard myself and the rest of the team work every day, alongside busy lives and full-time jobs, so it means a lot that this is being recognised outside of Her Game Too.
“As a team, we are tackling one of football’s longest-standing issues and we mustn’t underestimate the struggles and immense amounts of pressure we’ve had when fighting for equality in sport.
“I couldn’t love this group any more than I do, otherwise my heart would burst – they are the most inspirational, powerful, incredible group of women, who I have the pleasure of working with every single day.
“Thank you to everyone who has backed us and supported us on our journey – this is only the beginning.
“Giving up is not an option.”
Fellow Director and Liverpool Ambassador for Her Game Too, Roopa Vyas, was also nominated in the individual sub-category of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award, for
her work in demonstrating exceptional commitment to promoting EDI.
She said: “It was a fantastic evening and testament to the work all our ambassadors and advocates are doing at their respective clubs.
“To win the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Organisation Award is truly phenomenal and it’s a credit to the team for building on other areas as well as gender equality.
“I was blown away to be nominated for the individual award and it was truly an honour to have my name on that list – the winners on the night were incredible people and I just hope we all continue to do what we’re doing.
“If anyone wants to work with us and build on what we’re doing, then we welcome collaboration across the board.”
Lucy Ford, Her Game Too Co-Founder and Bristol Rovers Ambassador, said: “We could not be prouder of the awards we received – especially going back-to-back in the Best in Women’s Football organisation category, which just blew my mind.
“We all do this voluntarily and sometimes it’s hard to sit back and actually be proud, but seeing the outpouring of love and support really has been amazing.
“We know there’s still so much to do and this is just the beginning, but we are so proud to be working together as a team – striving for a better future.
“I’m so proud of everybody – all the directors, ambassadors, advocates and everyone who has supported us for all the work they have put in.”
Last week’s double award-winning night followed Her Game Too being highly commended behind winner Ian Wright in the Women’s Football Champion of the Year category at the Women’s Football Awards earlier this year.
We also won the Football Inclusion Award at this year’s Non-League Bible Awards and were shortlisted in the Community Organisation Award for Gender category at the recent National Diversity Awards.