MEET THE TEAM

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Lou Englefield

Lou Englefield is a leading LGBTQ+ sports rights activist. She has been a trusted voice on LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport & physical activity for more than 20 years. Lou presents and speaks on issues of LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport and physical activity globally and has ensured that Football v Homophobia has become a leading authority on LGBTIQ+ inclusion in football, at the forefront of insight, policy and practice.

lou@footballvhomophobia.com

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Keph Senett

Keph Senett is a Canadian freelance writer and sports activist whose passions for travel and soccer have led her to play the beautiful game on four continents. She acts as Football v Homophobia’s Team Lead for the Americas, seeking to find ways to bring a message of inclusion and diversity to football (soccer) throughout Canada, the United States, and Central and South America. Her sports-based writing has appeared in publications including Sports Illustrated online, VICE Sport, BBC News, and Al Jazeera America. When not writing, she spends her free time trying to figure out how to qualify for a soccer squad in Asia, Australia, or Antarctica.  

keph@footballvhomophobia.com

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Annette Nelson

Annette is a consultant with more than thirty years experience in the education sector in the UK. Annette has developed learning resources for adults working with young people in and through football, as well as for young people themselves. She provides expert advice on FvH education and training initiatives and delivers education programmes for the campaign.

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Natalie Washington

Natalie is a football player and activist. She is the Campaign Lead for the Football v Transphobia campaign. As an expert on the inclusion of trans people in sport, she speaks internationally - to governments, intergovernmental organisations, sports bodies, grassroots organisations and the media.

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Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes is a journalist and media consultant, specialising in LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport. He is the founder and lead of Sports Media LGBT+, an industry network, advocacy and consultancy group, and writes primarily for Outsports.com. He assists with media and comms for the Football v Homophobia campaign and other projects, and is a committee member for the Sports Journalists’ Association, the Football Writers’ Association, and InterMedia UK, and a director of Racing Pride, the LGBTQ+ inclusion in motorsport CIC.

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Jen Watts

Jen Watts is print and web designer and works with a range of orgnisations across all sectors, particularly in the LGBTQ+ sports sector. She is head of creative for Football v Homophobia and is experienced in major event design and registration processes. Jen is a basketball player and has competed in multiple international LGBT tournaments including the Budapest and Stockholm EuroGames.