Evaluating success and looking forward

The 2011 – 2012 season was a good one for Football v Homophobia.  Last year we started working closely with the FA to help them make progress on this agenda, and we found more people than ever wanted to get involved with the cause.  The highlights of our 2011-2012 campaign were:

  • Football v Homophobia raised awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on a large scale, reaching an estimated audience of over a million people around the world
  • In England the number of FvH events increased by 40%
  • There was a 54% increase in the number of active participatory events being run for FvH as opposed to passive events such as the displaying of flyers on stalls
  • There was a 118% increase in the involvement of professional clubs
  • The pilot of County FA training sessions resulted in an overall rating by participants of 68% excellent and 32% good
  • The week of action galvanised and concentrated national political, campaigning, academic and social action on the issue to create a huge step forward towards LGB&T inclusion and equity in football

You can read all about the history of the campaign and our achievements last year in our evaluation report which is free to download.

For anyone interested in the County FA training, you can download this as a separate report from the CFA page.

The team at FvH are really excited about this year’s campaign.  Our focus in 2013 will be on the whole of February where we will be using LGBT history month as springboard for getting more fans, community groups and clubs to raise awareness of the issues and take a stand for inclusion and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in football.