WASHINGTON, D.C. - DC Soccer Club members and staff will join VOICEINSPORT (VIS) at their Capitol Hill Day Briefing on February 1st to support the Fair Play for Women’s Act (FPFW Act). This bill looks to expand Title IX in Women’s sports.
The reintroduction of this bill is sponsored by Senator Chris Murphy (CT) and Representative Alma Adams (NC-12). The FPFW Act specifically looks to expand the reporting requirements for K-12 and college athletics data, hold athletic programs accountable when Title IX is violated, and improve athletes, staff, and stakeholders' knowledge of their rights under Title IX.
Former Women’s World Cup player and DC Soccer Club Girl’s Travel Director, Ann Germain, said, “Sports have been a huge part of my life. The lessons that I have learned through sport affect my actions and decisions both on and off the field every single day. The FPFWA seeks to ensure that young women and girls have equal opportunities for participation in sport and the personal development and character building that results from their participation.”
VIS Advocates teach student-athletes about Title IX and evaluate athletic programs for compliance with Title IX. The Capitol Hill Day Briefing will educate attendees on Title IX as well as the VIS advocate program. There will be notable speakers at the event, including student-athletes, VIS advocates, Members of Congress, women athletes, and Title IX experts. All DC Soccer Club members are welcome to attend this event and learn about the future of women’s sports. Please contact DC Soccer Club’s Deputy Director, Michelle Alioto, with questions.
Annika Russell, a current DC Soccer Club U17 Blue Girls travel player, said, “I’ve played with DCSC since pre-K, and throughout my 12 years playing for them I can truly say they are always striving to create the best possible opportunities for their female athletes. FPFWA will help female athletes like myself who are seeking, supporting, and expecting equity and transparency in competitive sports at any level of play. I look forward to seeing a new horizon of opportunities in the future of sports.”
ABOUT DC SOCCER CLUB
DC Soccer Club is a youth soccer club in Washington, DC, with a long history and strong ties to the community, bringing people together through the love of soccer. The club offers a variety of comprehensive programs for different levels of soccer training, education, and competition. Beyond teaching players technical soccer skills, our philosophy is to develop our players; we strive to help our players grow as well-rounded people with respect, dedication, and good sportsmanship. DC Soccer Club is committed to making soccer accessible to all youth players in the Washington, DC area, regardless of background or athletic ability. To learn more, visit https://www.dcsoccerclub.org/ and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
VOICEINSPORT, the global sports company, provides a community-based platform for digital services in mental health, nutrition, sports science, and mentoring from pro athletes to keep girls and women in sports. The VOICEINSPORT membership comes with free access to original articles written by women athletes, weekly podcasts, advocacy tools to drive change, and a community forum. Paid services include a mentoring platform designed to increase the visibility of pro & collegiate athlete role models and access to both clinical & non-clinical sessions with the top 80 experts in sports psychology, sports nutrition, and women’s health. Founded in 2019, VOICEINSPORT is based in NYC and is self-funded by sports industry Executive and Advocate Stef Strack. Visit voiceinsport.com for the latest company news and follow @voiceinsport on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.