I founded Goal Diggers FC (GDFC) in September 2015 because I was fed up of being told football was a man’s game – so I created GDFC to flip the script. The main aim of GDFC is to show that football doesn’t need to be gendered – football is a sport for everyone. In order to make GDFC as inclusive and accessible as possible, membership prices are kept low and teams are based on availability instead of ability, with matches being open to all members on a first sign up basis. This fosters a uniquely encouraging environment free from the inter-player rivalry that comes with ability based selection. It also means players have their own agency over how much football they get to play each week and at what ability level.
Founder, Fleur Cousens