Oldham MP backs Lets Girls Play campaign

Date published: 04 August 2022


Following the England Lionesses success and inspirational win in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament, Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has called on schools to do more to encourage equality for girls in sport - especially football.

Ms Abrahams said: “According to the FA, only 63% of schools in England offer football equally to girls and boys in their PE lessons and, quite rightly, they’re campaigning to make the access equal by 2024.

“I fully back the FA’s Let Girls Play campaign, but I would like to see it widened out to all sports.

"Why should girls be being offered less choice in any sport?

“The Lionesses' historic win is a watershed moment for women and girls’ football and we should take advantage of this wave of enthusiasm to push for more access to all sports for women and girls.”

Find out more information about programmes provided for girls in schools and clubs across the country, and the FA’s #LetGirlsPlay campaign, here


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