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Call for female coaches to participate in research

Would you know female coaches would match the critieria for a study? You or they must: - Be over 18 - Hold a coaching qualification - Hold an accreditation in talent development if this accreditation exist in your sport (e.g.... Continue Reading →

Handbook of Sport and Masculinity – Call for Chapters

Call for Chapters - from Football Collective members Handbook of Sport and Masculinity The past two decades have seen a significant transformation of Western masculinities. Much of the research on the relationship between sport and masculinity in the 20th century... Continue Reading →

Are women ‘real’ sports fans? The importance of sport for female fans

The original article can be found here at the ESRC website   By Stacey Pope Associate Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University. Her research focuses upon issues of gender inequality and sport and her research expertise is... Continue Reading →

PhD opportunity: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s Professional Football in England

Durham University PhD Studentship in Partnership with the National Football Museum: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s Professional Football in England. This is an excellent, fully funded PhD opportunity with Dr... Continue Reading →

The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study – new book publication

By Stacey Pope Watching professional sport is important for women for so many reasons, but their expectations and experiences have been largely ignored in sociological work to date. Most studies focus exclusively on male football fans and are typically focused... Continue Reading →

Women into Coaching: Are You Sure?

In this post, Dr Colin Lewis introduces a new chapter: Women into Coaching: Are You Sure? in the recently published: Sport and Discrimination Book (2017) (Routledge) Dr Colin Lewis, Dr Simon Roberts and Dr Hazel Andrews Chapter Overview Presently, there... Continue Reading →

Alex Culvin – Elite Female Football in England: How ‘do’ they do it?

PhD student and applied researcher Alex Culvin provides insight into her future research on elite female football in England. The presentation was titled: Elite Female Football in England: How 'do' they do it?  University of Central Lancashire The event was held... Continue Reading →

Film: Mike Green – European Football Journal

Mike Green from Hartpury College presents insight into the European Football Journal. The journal is set to host its first event at St Georges Park on 4 May 2017. Book on the event here. The event was held at FC... Continue Reading →

Elite Female Football in England: How ‘do’ they do it?

By Alexandra Culvin In this post, Alex provides an insight into her PhD research, which seeks to examine women’s experiences of working as a professional footballer in the UK. The purpose of my research is to explore how women negotiate their... Continue Reading →

Operating in a Macho Environment: Power, dominance, and control

By Francesca Champ I’ve worked in the ‘beautiful game’ for over 3 years. My role during this time has been to design, implement, and deliver a bespoke psychological development program to an elite level professional football club’s academy set up... Continue Reading →

PhD Opportunity: Women working in leadership positions in men’s professional football in England

We are pleased to promote a very exciting PhD opportunity on behalf of Football Collective member Dr Stacey Pope. The details of the PhD position: Women in a ‘Man’s World’: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s... Continue Reading →

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