Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Leisure, has met with footballers at a reception in the House of Commons in a bid to promote women’s football.
On display at the parliamentary event, where Mike met with a number of women footballers and sports representatives, was the impressive UEFA Women’s Champions League Trophy. The initiative was supported by Business in Sports & Leisure in conjunction with UEFA. For more information on the UEFA Women’s Champion’s League, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “Unfortunately, the number of women’s footballers in the UK is quite behind when compared to our European counterparts. Locally though we’ve got some great new sporting facilities, especially with the newly completed Amex Stadium, so I hope that will help boost the popularity of women’s football in Brighton & Hove.”
Mike is pictured with footballers Carly Telford (Chelsea) and Dunia Susi (Chelsea & England) and the UEFA Women’s Champions League Trophy.