Solidarity Soccer is our innovative community based football training initiative for women which has empowerment, skill sharing and a personalised approach shaping it.
We spoke to regular Solidarity Soccer attendee Amy Brown about her experiences of Solidarity Soccer, and what kind of impact it has had on and off the pitch – Amy has won the Teamwork Digital Award and Tech and Tekkers Digital Award (which was for her use of the Zidane Turn, which you can see Amy demonstrate below!) and has been a key part of our Wednesday Solidarity Soccer session.
AFC Unity: In a few words, how would you describe Solidarity Soccer to someone who hasn’t been?
Amy: Inclusive, fun, relaxed.
AFC Unity: What would you say to someone who hasn’t been to Solidarity Soccer if you wanted them to come along?
Amy: Come and take part in a relaxed environment, learn new skills and improve on simple aspects of everyday football, and have fun whilst doing it.
AFC Unity: Do you have any stories that stand out from your time of being involved in Solidarity Soccer?
Amy: My stand out story is through Solidarity Soccer I’ve made some new friends and we’ve started playing 5-a-side together, to improve fitness.
AFC Unity: Has Solidarity Soccer had an impact on your outside football life?
Amy: Massively, it’s pushed me to go back to the gym, get fitter and change the way I eat to help improve my fitness and health, it’s also helped me get over an injury.
AFC Unity: If you could pick one word to describe Solidarity Soccer what would it be?
AFC Unity: What has been your favourite skill to learn?
Amy: Zidane turn.
AFC Unity: Anything else to add?
Amy: Just for ladies to come and see what it’s all about, and help spread the word