The Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating discrimination from football as clubs from both divisions continue to show their support for Kick it Out’s Take a Stand campaign this season.  

For the second year running, teams from both divisions will proudly wear shirt patches featuring the Take A Stand logo, underlining their ongoing support for the campaign and the effort to make football a sport for everyone.  

The new broadcasting deal with Sky Sports and BBC will also provide added exposure for Take A Stand. The largest commercial agreement in women’s football to date, over 50 matches will be shown on the BBC and Sky Sports - an enormous step forward for the sport, and one sure to raise its profile in England.  

Together with the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship, Take A Stand will continue to raise awareness and drive further conversation around the issues. The campaign will also highlight what fans can do if they witness discrimination in stadiums, online or wherever they are watching the games, as well as encouraging more people and organisations to commit to taking action in the fight against discrimination.  

Tony Burnett, Kick It Out’s CEO said: 

‘We are so delighted to have support from the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship for a second year in a row. The women’s game is ready to really take off in this country, and we are grateful that they are using their expanding reach to platform Take A Stand.  

Female footballers have been pioneers in fighting discrimination in football, so we are incredibly proud that they will be wearing our shirt patches and continuing to work with us to drive meaningful change in the game’  

Kelly Simmons, FA Director of the Women’s Professional Game, said: 

‘One of the key things we want our leagues and competitions to be is inclusive and accessible to all, so I am delighted that we are committing another year of support to Take a Stand. 

“The women’s game has always been seen as a safe space with a welcoming environment. But it’s important The FA works with organisations like Kick it Out to ensure we reach those individuals who don’t feel included, and to find out what we can do to change that.’ 

You can find out more about our Take A Stand campaign here.  

You can also make a pledge by joining the conversation on social media, just use #TakeAStand and tag @kickitout in your posts.