#EduFootyAid player Casey Lynchey explains why she’s keen to get more women involved
When I signed up, I thought it was just for women. When I realised it was mixed gender, I thought about dropping out but decided to give it a go and I’m glad I did. It really was a great day! Everyone was friendly, and it was good to be part of something raising money for such an important cause. Afterwards, everyone went to a local bar for a drink and a chat and it was a nice way to end the day.
If we could have our own regional female teams it would be great. I understand that not many women would want to play against men, so having our own female version would be perfect. It would be another opportunity for important fundraising and raising awareness for Mind, and also the chance for women working in education to get out and have some fun, try something new and meet new people.
If you’re a female teacher I’d say give it a go! The football is fun, and I think it’s important for girls to see women involved in things like this, they need to see that organised sport isn’t just for men!
Ready to lace up your boots? Register for #EduFootyAid for free today; it takes less than two minutes and there’s no obligation to play.