Francesca Brown is described as one of the UK’s Sporting role models, and is a living breathing testimony to young women.
She is an award-winning British born International speaker, Prince’s Trust Ambassador, activist, and the Chief Executive and Founder of the Goals4Girls development programme. Through her work she is a globally recognised executive on sport for development, women in sports insights and female leadership.
Francesca has been recognized by HRH Prince Charles and was the recipient in 2016 of the Pride of Britain Prince’s Trust Young Achiever Award, for her success in empowering young women through sports and education. She has also won a Football black list award, a NatWest business award, a black magic award and an esteemed national rising star award. Francesca is a trustee for the Football Foundation and a senior trustee on E-ACT Academy school board.
Her journey is why Francesca endlessly dedicates her life to providing opportunity to young women. Her organisations aim has been to increase the confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and communication skills of young women aged 11-16, through football and education. The well devised programme offers female students football coaching and player development as well as mentoring, workshops, qualifications and enriching life skills.
With her unique approach and expertise, Francesca has managed to break down barriers in the sporting industry and engage over 1600 registered students within marginalised communities, delivering international keynotes on this work to sport federations, global sports brands, and education bodies - on female leadership, equality, and success.
Now a mum of two, Francesca does not plan to stop any time soon! With a mission in creating sustainable development pathways for young women and girls beyond education, Francesca and her organisation Goals4Girls have partnered with global brand Adidas in launching the UK’s first female led football development centre – bridging the gap between grassroots and professional.