Education

Education is at the heart of all that we do at the Football v Homophobia campaign, whether it’s delivering training for adults, such as coaching staff, within professional football or using football as a means to communicate messages of inclusion in schools.

Below, you can find some examples of standard training products we offer.

FvH is also able to provide training/education solutions tailored to your specific requirements and context. For more information email info@footballvhomophobia.com.

Have a look at our resources page for examples of materials we produce to support our education work.

Duration:
90 minutes (can be reduced to one hour if required)

Price:
FREE

Content:
Participants will understand what homophobia is and explore how homophobia can potentially impact on the experience of professional footballers. Participants will gain an insight into how we form homophobic attitudes and opinions & what the potential impact of these opinions is. Participants will understand what they can do to challenge homophobia and understand that they have an individual responsibility to tackle homophobia in football and that as individuals they can make a positive difference.

“THE WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA PROVED VERY USEFUL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM AGAIN SOON” DAN MOLE, CLUB SECRETARY, WALSALL FC.

Duration:
3 hours (can be reduced to two hours if required)

Price:
£250

Content:
Participants will gain an understanding of LGBT discrimination and abuse as it relates to football. Participants will be able to identify barriers to participation for LGBT people and understand how these impact on access to and satisfaction with football. Participants will gain an understanding of how the Equality Act 2010 impacts on the service they deliver and will understand the impact of homophobia/transphobia on the welfare of those involved in youth football & in particular the impact of homophobic/ transphobic bullying on younger players. Participants will be able to identify opportunities for challenging homophobia/transphobia and supporting LGBT engagement.

“THE WORKSHOP WAS VERY USEFUL. IT HELPED RAISE AWARENESS OF HOMOPHOBIA AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUNG PEOPLE. IT PROVIDED EXAMPLES OF INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL HOMOPHOBIA AND MADE STAFF AWARE OF THE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES NEEDED TO DEAL WITH INCIDENTS THEY ENCOUNTER IN THEIR WORK. IT ALSO SUPPORTED COACHES TO REFLECT ON HOW TO CREATE LGBT INCLUSIVE COACHING ENVIRONMENTS” SIMON TAYLOR, HEAD OF CHELSEA FC FOUNDATION

Duration:
2 hours

Price:
£250

Content:
The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness of LGBT people in football. Participants will gain an understanding of homophobia and homophobic bullying amongst young people and how that can impact on experiences of football. Participants will also identify potential barriers for LGBT people in football and explore opportunities for clubs to reduce these.

“THE COURSE WAS REALLY INFORMATIVE AND CHALLENGED PEOPLES PRECONCEPTIONS OF THE ISSUES THAT LGBT PLAYERS FACE. IT ALLOWED GROUP DISCUSSION AND HAD REAL LIFE EXAMPLES WITH ATTENDEES GOING AWAY WITH INCREASED KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT AND WAYS TO HELP THEIR CLUB ENGAGE WITH LGBT PLAYERS” JON BURR, FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SURREY COUNTY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Duration:
Assemblies and workshops can be delivered within school timetables as required (From 20 minutes for an assembly to an hour’s lesson/workshop).

Price:
£250

Content:

Our assembly explains what homophobia is and explores how inclusion can make sport fun for everyone. It highlights how pupils can be role models for inclusion within their own schools.

Our workshop helps pupils understand what homophobia is and how it impacts everyone. It raises awareness of homophobic name-calling, language and bullying and highlights how being a good team-mate can make sport inclusive and fun for everyone.

“Annette was amazing. We had such postive feedback from the school as a whole. All staff felt the workshops were really informative and beneficial to all children” Nicole Stockton, Oxford Grove Primary School

Duration:
1 hours

Price:
£250

Content:
Pupils will explore key questions such as ‘Who is sport for?’ and ‘Why do many LGBT people not feel welcome in sport?’ Pupils also explore language that can be hurtful to others and have the opportunity to discuss stereotypes in sport and wider society. Pupils learn about LGBT sports heroes, the work of Football v Homophobia, and how they can make a difference in their school and on their team.engagement.

“THE IMPACT OF THE PRESENTATIONS, MIXED GENDER GAMES AND WORKSHOPS ON GENDER STEREOTYPING AND THE USE OF HOMOPHOBIC LANGUAGE HAVE BEEN A REAL SUCCESS, REDUCING HOMOPHOBIC LANGUAGE, HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL STUDENTS IN SCHOOL” JO TEMPLE, DEPUTY FACULTY LEADER, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT, PRINCE HENRY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL