This Fan Girl.
An online community and creative platform , dedicated to female supporters.
We started this project to create a visual documentary of women who support football. The way female fans are portrayed in the media isn't reflective of the women we see when we go to matches; the ones who support their teams come rain or shine, whether they're top of the league or facing relegation.
The number of women attending football matches in the UK continues to grow year on year, up to 25% of total crowd numbers at some games - yet we're still widely underrepresented. Over the 2016/2017 season, we spent every weekend travelling across the UK to capture the faces and document the stories of the real female football fan, celebrating that in all it's diversity. This season, we're taking our time to explore the relationships between clubs and their fans. Starting with Crystal Palace, hopefully we'll be coming to a club near you very soon.
We’ll be travelling up and down the country to document what football fandom looks like across the UK, updating you with all the characters we meet as we go. This Fan Girl is an unfunded project which we work on around our full time jobs, so we're always looking for help to keep providing quality content. Get in touch if you want to join us!
Follow the journey brought to you by the This Fan Girl team on Instagram @thisfangirl_
Amy / Founder, Head of Content / Leicester City FC / email@example.com
Harry / Community and Communications/ Sunderland FC / firstname.lastname@example.org
Farida / Strategy and Planning / Fan of This Fan Girl / email@example.com
Emma / Head of Editorial / THFC