The Philadelphia Phoenix Soccer League was born out of a group of women's soccer teams whose experiences playing in a cis-male dominated league prompted them to create a more inclusive and safer space for women, trans, and queer players. Dissatisfied with how their former league handled specific incidents, including an accusation of sexual harassment, this group of women and queer players decided to form their own league in which player safety would be valued, all members would be respected, and any form of discrimination or harrassment would absolutely not be tolerated. The love of soccer runs deep in the league, and the teams and players embody the core values of the game: respect, teamwork, accountability, integrity,and commitment. Please consider donating to the Philadelphia Phoenix Soccer League both because of what it stands for and out of love for the beautiful game.
Women’s, Transgender, and Non-Binary Inclusion Statement:
The Philadelphia Phoenix Soccer League is a space for players who typically do not receive equal space or treatment within the sport of soccer due to their gender identity. The league aims to create a safe and inclusive space in which diverse soccer players can come together to play their sport without discrimination or marganalization. The league welcomes players who identify as cis and transgender women (mtf), transgender men (ftm), as well as players who identify as gender queer, gender non-conforming, bi-gender, and/or non-binary. The league is also grounded in respect and recognition of other differences among players, including sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, and ability, and strives to be an inclusive space for players from diverse backgrounds and of diverse experiences. Players can choose to indicate their gender identity upon registration and will be asked to provide their preferred gender pronouns. However, all players will play in the same league. Recognizing that there are already many options for cis-male identified players in Philadelphia, our league respectfully asks cis-male players to register with one of those leagues.