Empowering Girls Through Soccer
Donation-Based Summit Promoting Women’s & Girls Soccer On Monday & Tuesday
Football For Her is the brainchild of former pro player Shawna Gordon. Don’t miss the Winter Virtual Summit … a soccer experience that’s physical, educational, and interactive for Ages 8-18 this coming Monday & Tuesday, 12/21 & 12/22 from 9 AM to Noon.
FOOTBALL FOR HER Winter Virtual Summit Registration Link: To register please donate $1 or as much as you can. The suggested donation is $75.00.
The future is shaped by the present and it has never been more appropriate nor more important to pay attention to the next generation of women. While this might sound obvious and imminently practical, this is a theme song that has been voiced for decades — well before the U.S. Women’s National Team won the FIFA World Cup in 1999. While promoting women in sports is a passion heralded by Brandi Chastain, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Michelle Akers, Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Cindy Parlow (the current president of U.S. Soccer), and others on that winning World Cup team, there are many who share the vision.
“Over the past 20 years playing soccer, both as a youth and eventually as a professional, I have been fortunate enough to travel the world. While the locations, cultures, and people change, there is still one common denominator … A lack of recognition for the women’s game,” said Shawna Gordon, founder of Football For Her who is committed to making a difference.
Gordon is a California native who starting playing soccer when she was 4 years old and played for Arsenal FC in Alta Loma, California before ending her youth days with OJSC Barcelona. Proudly playing for NWSL‘s Sky Blue as well as in Australia’s W-League, and Sweden’s first division she now spends her time raising awareness for the women’s game and helping players develop confidence on and off the pitch.
“It’s time for something to change!”Shawna Gordon, Founder – FootballForHer.org
“Female sports are not properly represented and supported — from too small a percentage of female coaches to very little media coverage, and I believe the lack of support is a reason for youth female participation in sport to be at an all-time low,” said Gordon.
EMPOWERING FEMALES THROUGH FOOTBALL (SOCCER) TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP
Football For Her has a clear mission — to educate, motivate, and develop confidence in girls on and off the pitch; to help them reach their goals regardless of their economic standing. Gordon’s goal is to offer training and mentorship from professional female players and sport specialists to young girls — “regardless of where they live and what they look like.”
Football For Her’s Winter Virtual Summit is Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd from 9 AM to Noon (PST) and brings together professionals from all over the world to come to cover offer an unforgettable experience. The summit is physical, educational, and interactive! From USWNT players to freestyle professionals, to health guru’s, and more!
Registration Link: To register please donate $1 or as much as you can. The suggested donation is $75.00.
“The event is completely donation-based so what makes sense for you works perfectly for us. We just want you there!”Shawna Gordon
The Winter Virtual Summit is hosted by Gordon and includes top-flight speakers Heather O’Reilly, Lisa Zimouche, Toni Pressley, Erin Mcleod, Dr. Lindvall, Midge Purce and Lauren Barnes.
Learn about the FootballForHer Winter Summit Speakers … Did you know?
Heather O’Reilly aka Hao is a New Jersey Native who we all miss seeing in the red, white, and blue. She is a 3X Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World cup winner who is now a full-time mom and coach at the most sought out college, UNC.
Lisa Zimouche was worn in Banlieue, Paris. She started out playing with PSG Academy before turning her focus to freestyle at the age of 14. Now at the age of 21, Lisa empowers women from all over while being one of the most influential freestylers in the world.
Toni Pressley was born and raised in Florida and always excelled in the sport of soccer. From participating with youth national teams to advancing with multiple professional clubs, she’s been able to travel the world doing what she loves. We can now find Toni back in her home state with the Orlando pride.
Erin Mcleod has been the Canadian Women’s National Team goalkeeper for almost 2 decades. She’s participated in 4 World Cups, 2 Olympics, and recently got inducted into the Canadian Olympic HOF. She’s a certified mental coach and helps empowers students & athletes to reach their potential through mindfulness.
Dr. Lindvall is a university professor and women’s soccer coach with a doctorate in mindfulness research. With the addition of a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis on sports psychology and a Bachelor’s in Physical Education with an emphasis in athletic training, we couldn’t find someone more qualified to help us reach our full potential.
Midge Purce is the definition of she can do both. She attended Harvard University before getting drafted to the Boston Breakers and starting her professional career. Midge now plays for Sky Blue Fc and has proudly represented the USWNT multiple times.
Lauren Barnes is a SoCal native who was sought out by every top college, eventually choosing to attend UCLA. She got drafted to the Philadelphia Freedom in the WPS it’s last year before the league folded. Her loyalty and leadership bring for 8 years with the OL Reign, a team she now captains.
Julia Glanz is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a former D1 soccer player. Her specialty is in women’s health, hormones, and metabolism.