On Saturday the 22nd Sept FIFA Legends were on Clapham Common supportng grassroots football
- FIFA funding delivering complete refurbishment of Clapham Common facilities
- Separate changing rooms for women players for the first time
- FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban joined by FIFA Legends to unveil project
Football is for everyone. It is a simple mantra, but one that needs actions to back it up. Clapham Common represents one of the most iconic patches of footballing turf in the United Kingdom’s capital, as home to more than 30 London FA clubs and hundreds of football players. But it has not been ‘for everyone’ of late.
The Greater London Women’s Football League (GLWFL) has stopped their clubs from booking Clapham Common as their home ground, due to the lack of female changing facilities. A campaign by a local team, and funds from FIFA, now aims to change that.
At an event to unveil the project attended by FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban, as well as FIFA Legends Laura Georges, Nwankwo Kanu, Mark Schwarzer, Gilberto Silva, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey, the importance of grassroots football was made abundantly clear.
Full story at FIFA.com
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