Unveiling our new women’s football strategy

This International Women’s Day, we’ll be celebrating the launch of the National Football Museum’s new women’s football strategy with a special talk and Q&A session.

As part of our transformation, we will be aiming to increase representation of women in football to 50%. Belinda Scarlett, Curator of Women’s Football, will be talking about this new approach, highlighting some of the objects recently added to the collection and displays, as well as revealing our plans ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“We have been working hard behind the scenes over the past year on our ‘Hidden History of Women’s Football’ project, gathering important stories and objects that shed more light on the history of the game,” said Belinda.

“We’re thrilled to be representing this history through our collecting policies and integrated displays, and are excited at the prospect of increasing that representation even more in the months and years to come.”

As part of the celebration, the Pitch Gallery will also play host to a question and answer session dedicated to the women’s game.

Join Season fanzine founder Felicia Pennant, BBC Sport’s Anna Thompson, Manchester City archivist Stephanie Alder and collaborative PhD student Amée Gill for a fascinating discussion on the history of the women’s game. The quartet will be joined by former England international Liz Deighan, who will be talking about her first-hand experiences as a player, coach and club founder.