Eagles 'Bend it Like Beckham'
Boroondara Eagels are holding a 10 year anniversary screening of the film 'Bend it Like Beckham'.
To celebrate and promote the growth of women’s and girls’ participation in football, Boroondara Eagles supported by Football Federation Victoria will be holding a ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ evening at Palace Cinemas, Balwyn, on 23 June.
It has been ten years since the original release of the film ‘Bend it like Beckham’, which saw a huge increase in female participation and in doing so established a generation of girls who now play football after being inspired by the movie.
In 2012, 25% of Boroondara Eagles membership is female, having grown to 12 girls teams from Small Sided Football to four Senior Women’s teams.
The club is looking forward to re-screening the movie to engage a new generation of female footballers. Not only is this event designed to act as an introduction, but it will also be a celebration of the past generation.
In the film, Jess Bhamra is a teenager with only one real passion in her life: football. She daydreams of being a great soccer star and her hero is David Beckham. She soon joins a girls team. But coming from a traditional, close-knit and loving Sikh family, her parents only want the best for both of their daughters and Jess' fascination with sports doesn't fit into their idea of a young woman’s future.
Boroondara Eagles FC was formed in the boom years following the movie to support and promote girls’ football as equal alongside the boys teams. The girls attracted into the sport as junior players at the time of the film are now progressing into senior women’s teams at the club and coaching junior teams.
The Boroondara Eagles FC (BEFC) ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ event
Palace Cinemas, 231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn
23 June, doors open at 5:30pm, event kicks-off at 6:00pm
$20 per ticket
$15 BEFC team booking (purchase 10 or more tickets)
For further information please contact:
0433 669 187