As part of the Goal Power! exhibition programme Brighton Museum invited young women, with a passion for football, to take part in an exciting creative project. In April 2022, a group of seven young female footballers spent a week at the Museum collaborating with a range of heritage, sports and creative experts to investigate the history of women’s football, share personal stories and explore how football can change people’s lives.
Caitlin, Bo, Lili, Olivia, Verity, Marta and Rosa worked with museum curators to explore personal objects, a graffiti artist to create ‘Call to Action’ placards, professional photographers to produce studio portraits and audio producers to record podcasts.
The series of podcasts they produced can be listened to via the links below. These feature interviews with some of the pioneers in women’s football featured in the Goal Power! Exhibition and with members of Lewes FC.
The group also interviewed each other capturing a record of what football is like for girls aged 12-14 living in Sussex in 2022, which you can listen to here:
These podcasts were made possible by Make (Good) Trouble, a media production company who co-produce content with young people; and Lindsey Smith, arts facilitator and youth advocate.
With thanks to National Heritage Lottery Funding for believing in this project.