1 June 2016

Dan was joined by players from a number of women's clubs
Dan was joined by players from a number of women’s clubs

The Kiss Bigotry Goodbye campaign received the seal of approval from some of Central Scotland’s leading women’s footballers as Nil by Mouth rook its nationwide tour promoting the positives of the game to the region.

The charity teamed up with women’s clubs in the area to run one of its popular football nights in Falkirk. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye’ was launched last summer by Nil by Mouth and hundreds of people have taken part in events including quiz nights, school sports competitions, penalty kick competitions and online campaigns encouraging fans to post images of what make them love the game.  Support from the Scottish Government ensured all ten dates on the tour are free of charge.

During the tour leading football travel writer Daniel Gray reads from his books ‘Stramash’ and ‘Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters’ as well as exclusive extracts from his soon to be published third football book. The quiz included a round of the women’s game and for Daniel and Nil by Mouth Director Dave Scott it was a also a chance to find out more about the ever expanding women’s game in Scotland.

The Kiss Bigotry Goodbye team roll into Falkirk
The Kiss Bigotry Goodbye team roll into Falkirk

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said:
’We’d like to thank Kerry Kennedy at the SFA for all her hard work getting the event organised and to the clubs which sent teams alone. The players were a great laugh and it’s clear that they can have a rivalry on the pitch but remain firm friends of it.

The women’s game in Scotland is growing every day and it’s clear to see why with people like Kerry working round the clock to ensure that every girl who wants to play can find a level that suits them and are made to feel both welcomed and encouraged.

This tour is all about reminding people what an inclusive sport football can be and the players who turned up to support us tonight certainly embody that idea.‘