UEFA EURO 2022 was, for many, a resounding success. Attendance and broadcast records were broken, media interest in the women’s game reached new heights, and, for the first time ever, multiple fans’ embassies offered support at a major women’s tournament.
But what comes next? What worked well and what can be improved upon? What was the tournament’s impact on fans, players, football governing bodies, and the press? What role have fans and fans’ groups historically played in women’s football and how do they want to influence its future?
These are some of the questions that Football Supporters Europe (FSE) hopes to answer in time, with a view to developing a fan-focussed policy for women’s international tournaments and the European women’s game as a whole. To aid this process, we are hosting an event, ‘Her.Story: Celebrating Women’s Football & Fan Culture’, at Craven Cottage, home to Fulham F.C., on Tuesday, 11th October (13:00-18:00). Bringing together a wide range of interested stakeholders, the day will cover a number of important subjects, including:
- Fan culture in women’s football (panel)
- The future of women’s football from a European fan perspective (workshop)
The panel discussion will be a hybrid session that will involve an interactive element, allowing panellists and participants alike to share their experiences, wisdom, and opinions with one another.
If the above sounds relevant to you or your organisation, please email antje.grabenhorst[at]fanseurope.org to register your interest. We are currently finalising the agenda and will share further details in due course.