While society continues to make leaps and bounds to achieve a harmonious and more inclusive community, it cannot be denied that the boundaries imposed by gender stereotypes can very much be felt amongst women and non-binary people. Most potent in sport, research has proven that women, girls and non-binary players find themselves excluded from football due to the lack of pitch space and infrastructure offered to them. So what does a company like adidas have to say about this? Their answer: Pitch, Please.
Announcing their new campaign, adidas have dedicated pitch space for women, girls and non-binary players throughout the duration of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. In an attempt to make the project as accessible as possible, the sports giant have introduced a WhatsApp booking service, giving everyone a chance to access the space they deserve to do what they love with little to no effort. With large pitches available at Hagerstown School every Saturday and Sunday during the tournament for 5-, 7- and 9-a-side football games, a further pitch is also available with adidas partner Fulham FC at their Motspur Park training facility.