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Interest in women’s football is at an all-time high and on the surface it appears to be flourishing. Coverage of the Women’s World Canada 2015 is a testament to this. However, as a parent of both male and female youth players, it is evident that the gap between the women’s and men’s game is huge; a gap that exists from grassroots right through to the top level.


At youth level, I see coaches with higher qualifications assigned to boys’ teams and parent coaches allocated to the girls. My eldest...

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