The Athens Women’s Football Summit (AthensWFS) had its inaugural event in 2019 and was a huge success. Due to world events, this year’s will be online, but will feature an even wider range of topics and speakers. And Lewes FC will be a strategic partner.
AthensWFS was created to help bring about social change and achieve women’s equal footing in football. It has already taken big steps in its goal to build an international consensus behind the investment opportunities in women’s football. The summit is also an incredible networking event where speakers and attendees alike develop their skills and tell their stories. It has rapidly become THE global event for women’s football and Lewes FC is very proud to have been invited on board as a strategic partner, to help develop content as well as hosting a speaker session.
Agisilaos Toumazatos, AthensWFS Co-Founder/Co-Organizer (and proud Lewes FC Owner) commented:
“Women’s football is serious business – an explosively-growing worldwide phenomenon whose enormous investment, sponsorship, marketing, broadcast and a wide variety of other yet unrealized commercial potentials are just beginning to be recognized. We at the Athens Women’s Football Summit – the year-round global home for women’s football at all levels – are excited to combine strengths with Lewes FC who are powerfully championing the principle that a sincere commitment to equality is not only a moral imperative to be wholeheartedly embraced but the key to unlocking the true sporting, social and economic potential of a club and its community. Our innovative new partnership will not only celebrate women’s football and give it greater voice but also push boundaries and contribute to furthering the dynamic economic and structural evolution of the women’s Beautiful Game.”
For Lewes FC, club Director Karen Dobres added: “At Lewes FC we are on the same page as the Athens Women’s Football Summit with its theme to ‘invest, empower and inspire’. We’re frustrated with the lack of investment in women’s football, given its crystal clear potential to empower women and girls, and bring a whole new form of sports entertainment to the world. This is why we’re delighted – as the first club in the world to resource our women’s team equally to the men’s – to partner with the AthensWFS, and help show the world of business how to harness the ground-breaking appeal and marketability of the women’s game”
The Summit runs on 15th/16th October. There are more details at athenswfs.com