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Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Just A Ball Game? vitrines feature at National Football Museum as part of 13th birthday celebrations.


Just A Ball Game? vitrines feature at National Football Museum as part of 13th birthday celebrations.

Celebrations for Just A Ball Game?’s 13th birthday begin on 9th November 2023 with the unveiling of two vitrines which will feature trophies, medals and other memorabilia from JBG’s Women’s Futsal/Fives team alongside their campaign materials at the National Football Museum .

The team won 16 league, cup and tournament titles between their formation in January 2014 and April 2018, and finished regional and national runners up a further 3 times during those 4 years of dominance.  

Alongside the exhibit cases JBG? will have their patrons women’s game exhibition panels on display and a small stand handing out free resources to those visiting the museum this week.  


The LGBT+ campaign has been working with the National Football Museum on a number of event days since it opened its doors on the Urbis site in the summer of 2012.

It’s hoped that in February 2024 JBG? will co-curate a fan exhibition featuring items collected from the 2023 Women’s World Cup, including a giant 20ft flag with over 4.500 fan names and messages of support for England’s Lionesses WWC Final squad alongside media and photographic collections from supporters who travelled out to Australia and New Zealand for the tournament.

The JBG? displays and staffed stand can be visited on these dates:

Thursday 9th Nov 10am -5pm, Friday 10th Nov 12noon to 5pm, and Saturday 11th Nov 10am to 5pm.




Monday, July 17, 2023

JUST A BALL GAME? given International Award.


JUST A BALL GAME?- MEDIA RELEASE- For immediate release.                              

International award for JUST A BALL GAME?



JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) Are very proud to announce they have been given a global award.

JBG? are winners of monthly digital magazine Acquisition Internationals non-profit awards for:  Most Dedicated Sports Anti-LGBTQ+ Discrimination Organisation 2023 – UK.

AI say: Our Non-Profit Organisation Awards have been a fantastic journey and an eye-opening experience as we yet again highlight a selection of dedicated organisations. They each put the welfare of individuals before all else, and it shows. Featuring a collection of wellbeing support to financial hardship aid, and more, this year’s programme has allowed us to explore many avenues within the non-profit sphere. The compassion and action we have seen is tremendous, and we are proud to present our winners to the world.

Awards Coordinator Holly Blackwood took a moment to comment on the success of this year’s winners: “Hosting the Non-Profit Organisation Awards 2023 has been a pleasure. It’s great to see the diverse mixture of organisations which consistently offer help to people everywhere, and I wish them all the best for the rest of 2023 – and beyond!”

Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. All awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

Founder of JBG? Lindsay England says, “It’s fantastic to be recognised as a non -profit by a business and online media company in only its 3rd year of the awards, and we hope that our small but dedicated volunteer team can continue to make waves in both grass roots and professional football and other sports showcasing inclusion and visibility of LGBT+ people.”


Acquisition International is a monthly magazine brought to you by AI Global Media Ltd, a publishing house that has reinvigorated corporate finance news and reporting. launched in 2010, and has, over the years, evolved into a business title that professionals rely on to bring them the business knowledge, insight and news they need. Each month our magazine is circulated to in-excess of 85,000 professionals, including Top Tier Managers, Investment Professionals, Business Advisers and Service Providers.

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Founder-Lindsay England  

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

JUST A BALL GAME? Introducing our new patron- Asif Burhan- media release.




JUST A BALL GAME? Introducing our new patron- Asif Burhan.


We are excited to announce that Forbes journalist and our friend Asif Burhan has joined JUST A BALL GAME? as our new patron!

This patronage reflects Asif’s commitment to outstanding international reporting on women’s football and his ongoing dedication to supporting an LGBT+ community alongside our very own campaign.

Asif Burhan, journalist, “It is impossible to cover women’s football effectively without also being an advocate for LGBT+ rights. Lindsay’s tireless work is inspirational for anyone who feels no-one is listening and her struggle to make her voice heard has mirrored my own over the last decade in attempting to get women’s football recognised by the mainstream media. I’m proud to be a patron for Just A Ball Game? as they continue their fight to help everyone historically marginalised in society feel valued and respected.”

Asif has been reporting on men’s and women’s football from across the globe for around 25 years visiting in excess of 50 counties. He also writes for anti-discrimination charity KICK IT OUT and The Morning Star newspaper. Alongside his print news Asif often attains (through short videos) visual media providing insight into players personal stories and breaking news.


“I would like to thank Asif for both his extensive knowledge and coverage of female footballers, women’s clubs and international teams alongside giving a voice to those LGBT+ people who play, work in, and support our often marginalized intersectional communities.

The exposure of players and managers from within an LGBT+ community to be ‘out, proud and kicking’ and comfortable in telling their lived experience through Asif’s media contribution is immense. Asif is also a willing ambassador for younger people aspiring to become journalists themselves. He strives always day-to-day to bring us important and influential stories from and about our beautiful game.”
Lindsay England – Founder, JUST A BALL GAME?