We’ve made the last of this season’s FA Tribes series. This has been a wonderful project to work on, especially for our editors who all got the chance to do an edit each. Thank you to everyone who worked on the project and a special mention to Simone Stewart for producing the series and finding all the amazing people featured. We want to give a big shout out to Edward Rourke for filming some incredible and heartfelt moments on camera. Shots like those are only ever captured when the subjects truly feel at ease. We look forward to working together again soon.
Tribes is an exclusive series commissioned by The FA showing how supporters of the Barclays FAWSL and FA Women’s Championship are creating special communities.For Ep One we went along to meet and film with @queerspace_fc an inclusive team of self-identified lesbian, bi and trans women, trans men, non-binary, and intersex people, who have created Queerspace FC to share their love of football in a safe environment.
Tribes Ep Two saw us take a trip to the Northeast of England to meet Bobby & Aliya, a dad and daughter with a shared passion for the beautiful game.We filmed as Aliya played for her local team and went to watch her beloved Durham Women’s team with Bobby.Aliya expressed how she dreams of one day following in the footsteps of her favourite player @jillscottjs8 by playing for the Lionesses.
For Ep Three of Tribes, we met with Evy, a devoted Aston Villa fan who plays for their Ability Counts team.We hear how playing in a team has helped Evy, who has autism, grow in confidence and inspire those around her.
For Ep four of Tribes, we met Maria, an 83-year-old Arsenal fan who has been attending Arsenal matches since the 50s. She speaks of how she hopes she can encourage more girls and women to become football fans and attend matches, especially in the WSL. “I hope I’m being a sort of ambassador for women and children to come to matches and enjoy themselves”.
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