We have always made sure to try and increase female participation in football since starting the football centre in 2014. Badu initially started by including female players in our male sessions and teams until we reached a point where we were able to create our own girls’ team in 2019.
At Badu, we value our female players enormously as we understand that there are greater challenges for women in terms of access to football at a high level. Collectively, we want to work to be able to break those barriers.
Being able to increase the participation and representation of women in the game is our ultimate goal for women’s football. In our pursuit of this goal, we have been able to develop two of our female players to go on to playing at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.