Scoring Goals in our Community
Since inhabiting our new orange home in Thornes Park, we are always looking for new ways not only to bring our colleagues and supporters together but also to involve our whole community in events and initiatives. That’s why we’re hosting a screening of the Women’s World Cup final this weekend, and you’re invited! In a world often divided by differences, sport reminds us of the foundations which connect us all. We’re super excited to see you at our screening of England v Spain, this Sunday!
Women’s football has experienced a huge rise in popularity in the UK over recent years, especially after the England team became European champions in the Euros in 2022. The Lionesses breezed through the group stages to defeat tournament favourites Germany with a 2-1 winning goal in extra time. Can they do it again on the world stage? The Lionesses’ passion and determination remind us of football’s remarkable ability to foster a sense of community among people who may otherwise have little in common. Events like this showcase our shared humanity and the powerful bonds we can create through a common love for sport.
We’re hoping to score with the local community by showing the game live on the big screen with football drills, a table football competition, free refreshments, and plenty of other activities for all the family. We want to bring people of all faiths and backgrounds together to celebrate the achievements of this great team.
As an avid football fan and lifelong supporter of Bradford City Football Club, our CEO, Ridwana said this about the Lionesses, “it’s fantastic to see the support for the women’s game from the entire nation. Whether they bring it home this Sunday or not, their impact will remain for many years to come. As a woman it makes me so proud to see what we’re capable of, and as a mother it sets a great example to my girls, that they can achieve anything, even when the odds are against them. This tournament has had an incredible impact on football, the community, and women up and down the country. All that’s left to say is good luck!”
If you’re local to our Thornes Park campus, come and join us for a day of football and family fun, and don’t forget your football kit! We hope to see you from 10am-2pm! We’re sure you can join us in sending a huge, good luck to the Lionesses!
FRIDAY 18 AUG 2023