Friederike Möller Bhering
I am part of DISCOVER FOOTBALL since the Football Festival 2016. Before I was already joining the DF CLUB where I learned how to play. There my interest for the sport developed into a much deeper desire to face up to the whole subject of women's football. I am a true Berliner but through my university time in which I focused on different religions and cultures I became quite international. A feeling I still love to hold on to. Therefore, DISCOVER FOOTBALL’S transnational approach is especially important to me. It fills me with extra pleasure helping women to connect worldwide.
Driving social change through football is my passion and I have enjoyed being part of various aspects of the game - as a player, coach, league administrator, association staff and activist. I joined DISCOVER FOOTBALL in 2010 for its first festival, and have a professional background in sport science and psychology, with expertise in education through football. This ranges from topics such as women's empowerment, inclusion and anti-discrimination, sexual reproductive health rights, HIV to FGM and child marriage. My work in football education projects has taken me to placements in India, France, Germany, Tanzania and the United Kingdom.
I support DISCOVER FOOTBALL since 2010 mainly as photographer and Public Relations Manager. I am a Germany based photographer who mainly focusing on women’s and human rights. I strive to combine the aesthetics and expressive power of photography with the goal of letting the world know about social, ecological and economic injustices. Professionally I am a press spokeswoman for SAP, a global IT company.
I have worked as an organizer for DISCOVER FOOTBALL since 2012. Besides women’s empowerment, my focus at DISCOVER FOOTBALL is on LGBTIQ rights. I am a professional social worker and trainer for LGBTIQ sensitization with a background in Systemic Counselling. In my free time, I am an active football player with DFC Kreuzberg, a queer feminist football club founded by Discover Football.