Mark Tami calls for better training and opportunities for female coaches in football

Mark Tami, the MP for Alyn and Deeside, has given his support for the Betfair Fairer Game campaign, which aims to promote better training and opportunities for female coaches in football.

On Tuesday 14th November, Mark met some of the 50 coaches that have been selected to have their UEFA B licence funded by Betfair, with the long-term goal of increasing the number of women at the top of the coaching pyramid.

Mark said:

 “I very much believe that more needs to be done to increase the opportunities for women in football, and sport in general. It was a pleasure to meet coaches who will soon undergo training for their UEFA B licence. I wholly support this initiative to level the playing field for women and commend Betfair for a great campaign”.

Naomi Totten, Spokesperson for Betfair, said:

“I am delighted that Mark Tami has announced their support for the Betfair Fairer Game campaign, which seeks to challenge the gender disparity for women in football. We hope that by working together we will see increasing numbers of women coaching both women’s and men’s football”.

Rachel Yankey OBE (Former Arsenal & England player) and ambassador for Betfair’s Fairer Game said:

“This campaign is a huge leap in the right direction for women in football and I am really excited to see so much positive support from MPs for such an important issue. The 50 women who were selected are a real credit to women within the industry and their drive and determination to succeed is truly inspiring.”