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Call goes out for women co-operators to join new football team

A group of women from worker co-ops are looking to set up a co-operatives football team to enter the Freedom Through Football tournament.

The idea came to life during the Worker Co-operative Weekend at the Foundry Adventure Centre, Derbyshire, where Jane Turner, a member of Suma Wholefoods Co-operative, and Rowan Powell, a member and senior designer at Calverts co-operative, discovered a shared passion for the beautiful game.

“Myself and Rowan mentioned that we were looking to form a team and a few others expressed interest too,” said Ms Turner, who plays for a club in Leeds that is part of the International Freedom Through Football movement, which runs international football carnivals and tournaments, fights racism and promotes inclusion and ethical football.

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