Goal Power! Albion get behind new exhibition in Brighton

Event in 2022 will showcase the development of women's football

By Bruce Talbot • 02 November 2021

By Simon Dack
Victoria Williams and Hope Powell have loaned items for the exhibition which coincides with Euro 2022

Albion head coach Hope Powell and captain Victoria Williams are getting behind an exhibition taking place at Brighton Museum next year which will showcase women’s football.

‘Goal Power’ will look at the development of women’s football over the last century with the exhibition to run between 18 June and 2 October, coinciding with the European Championships being hosted by England next summer. The Amex will host three fixtures during the tournament, including one of England’s group matches and a quarter-final.

‘Goal Power’ will share the stories of resistance, perseverance, but above all a love for football, of the pioneers who have trail-blazed the way for women and girls today. From the feminist players of 1895 and the war worker footballers of the First World War to those who defied the Football Association to play and those who have changed the Football Association from within.

Powell, a former England player and head coach who also managed Great Britain’s women’s football team at the 2012 Olympics, and Williams have both loaned boots and other personal mementoes including photographs and shirts.

By Simon Dack
Albion's Victoria Williams with Brighton Museum's Creative Programme Curator Jody East and Hedley Swain, Chief Executive of Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust

Powell said, “Victoria and I are delighted to take part in this brilliant exhibition, which I’m sure will be a great showcase for women’s football as it explores the exciting heritage of women’s teams in Brighton & Hove and the power of football in women and girls lives today.”

Victoria added, “I’m only too happy to donate some items from my career to what I’m sure will be a brilliant exhibition. Coinciding with the Euros, which will be a massive showcase for the women’s game in this country, I’m sure the exhibition will be a big success and I look forward to visiting it out next year.”

Hope and Victoria visited Brighton Museum to drop off their exhibits and to meet Jody East, their Creative Programme Curator. Jody said, “We’re delighted to be working with the club on this and other community activations and I’d like to thank Hope, one of the true pioneers of the women’s game, and Victoria for their support and for lending items that mean a lot to them from their own careers.”

The club are also offering football fans who are supporters of the Royal Pavilion & Museum Trust an exclusive ticket discount to their next home game in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

By clicking here they can use discount code 21MUSEUM for the fixture against Leicester City at the Amex on 14 November at: