An first-of-its-kind exhibition commemorating the contribution and involvement of South Asian female football players in the contemporary English game was launched by Sporting Equals and Sky Sports on the anniversary of their collaboration.
Ths exhibition was publicly launched on March 23 during the Racial Equality Event, hosted by Sports Equals at Stamford Bridge. The display features four players and provides a timeline from 2011 to the present showing the community's journey in the contemporary game.
The exhibition aims to celebrate the modern history of South Asian female players in English football in the hopes that it would encourage more girls and women to participate in the national game, a news release noted.
Kira Rai (Derby County), Millie Chandarana (Blackburn Rovers), Mariam Mahmood (West Bromwich Albion), and Simran Jhamat are the four athletes profiled (Coventry United) in the exhibition.
The timeline, which is a first of its kind, highlights more than 30 significant events in the development of women's soccer as well as the advancements made by South Asian-born female football players in England.
Commenting on the initiative, Arun Kang OBE, chief executive officer of Sporting Equals said, “This exhibition serves as inspiration, showing that women of South Asian heritage have a place in the game and can achieve anything. There has been great progress in women's football, but this community is neglected and we are proud to partner with Sky Sports to grow the national game.”