June 27 - July 01, 2019

Festival of Football 2019

June 27 - July 01, 2019 Groupama Olympique Lyonnais Academy • 8 Rue Mélina Mercouri MeyzieuFrance  69330 View Map Organized by Equal Playing Field, Inc.

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June 27, 2019 - July 01, 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Groupama Olympique Lyonnais Academy

8 Rue Mélina Mercouri MeyzieuFrance  69330
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Do you believe that #AnyGirlAnywhere has the right to play the game she loves? Want to break a Guinness World Record? Join us!

We are looking for players of any nationality, any age, any skill level, to join us in Lyon, France between June 27 and July 1, to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of players in a single game.

3500 players. 5 days. 1 game. Non-stop. Be a part of it.

Event details and schedule


You! We are looking for individuals and teams from around the world to join us. You can register to play and also take part in the rest of the Equal Playing Field Festival of Football while you are there!

Players can be aged from 5 to 120, male or female, as long as they believe in an equal playing field for women and girls in sport. (Teams must have a majority of female players -  minimum of 7 female players per 11 aside team). 

All players under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

All abilities welcome!



27 June - 1 July
Stay for a few hours, a few days or the whole thing!



Registration fee is 20 EURO* and includes…

  • Participation in the EPF World Record Match

  • Official match top and socks

  • Goody bag from our partners

  • Inspirational talks from women and allies around the football world

  • Practical workshops to inspire and educate

  • Coaching sessions

  • Film screenings & photography exhibitions

  • & the chance to connect with 3,500 other women, girls and ally footballers from around the world!

 *Children under-18 can register for 10EUR. Use code: FUTURESTAR10 when registering. 


The festival will be held at the academy pitches of Ligue 1 club, Olympique Lyonnais! 

Groupama Olympique Lyonnais Academy, Lyon
8 Rue Mélina Mercouri, 69330 Meyzieu, France



Women and girls face many challenges just to play, coach, referee and work in the sport they love. We believe that #AnyGirlAnywhere has the right to opportunityequality and respect in football. Nothing more, nothing less.

We want to show the incredible diversity of women in football and work towards the world we want for the next generation.





What else is happening?

We will be running all kinds of other activities whilst the World Record game is taking place. 

  • Football! From casual games to daily tournaments to skills sessions. 
  • Practical workshops to inspire and educate – from social media skills to promoting your club in the media, to using football as a tool for refugee integration and coaching girls. 
  • Inspirational talks with incredible women in football. Hear their stories and be inspired.
  • A conference to bring thought leaders together to discuss big issues of the day for women in football.
  • Access to film screenings and photography exhibitions on women’s football, run by partners.

Once you have registered for the game you will get updates on all the other activities that you can take part in.


Who is Equal Playing Field?

Equal Playing Field (EPF) is a global, non-profit initiative seeking to challenge the inequalities women face in sport, particularly in football, and to promote the development of the game. We believe in a world where women and girls have the opportunity and access to play, coach, referee and work in the sport they love, are treated equally and are given the respect they deserve.

We break world records to build a sense of community and generate visibility for the wider cause and team up with partners to run football camps that diversify access to sporting opportunities. We showcase stories of incredible women in our networks in compelling ways and amplify voices from within and outside our network, supporting them to increase their impact. Through its players, coaches, referees, mentors and partners so far EPF has representation in 32 countries on 6 continents, all dedicated to elevating the conversation around women in sport and creating genuine change at the elite and grassroots levels.


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