Hogan Lovells has teamed up with Coaching for Hope, a charity that taps into the global passion for football and uses professional coaches from the UK to train local youth workers, to coach young girls and deliver awareness about the positive effects sport can have in their lives.
In South Africa, many girls and young women will experience discrimination in their lives as a result of playing football and other sports.
Hogan Lovells with Coaching for Hope has produced an accessible booklet that provides information to women on their rights to play sport and gives advice on how to stay safe.
On 30 January 2014, Hogan Lovells hosted an event on behalf of Coaching for Hope alongside Rachel Yankey OBE. The event celebrated the work undertaken by Hogan Lovells and Coaching for Hope in tackling the discrimination of women and girls who play sport.
The publication has been funded by HSBC Bank and supported by the City of Cape Town, nPower and Football for Hope. It has also been endorsed by Banyana Banyana, South Africa’s national women’s football team.