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Women into football

Bearded Shrimper

Well-known member
Sep 8, 2011
South London
Had it confirmed that, all being well, we'll welcome our daughter to the world in January.
Now, obviously I'm devastated my first born won't grace Roots Hall with Southend's men's team. But I have no intention of letting the small matter of her being female get in the way of my/her love of football. So I wondered what tips people had for getting her into football. I went Roots Hall as a kid with my dad, played in the play ground at school, watched on TV. Did the women on here who like football get into it the same way? If you're a woman who likes football, have you found any barriers to following the beautiful game? Have fathers found anything that has helped or hindered a love of football with their daughters? Are there stigmas attached to it, while for boys it's expected?