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Bend it Like Beckham

2002
Posted By Melissa Mihalis

Bend it Like Beckham

Two ambitious girls, despite their parents' wishes, have their hearts set on careers in professional soccer.

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About Bend it Like Beckham

Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra is the daughter of British Indian Sikhs living in Hounslow, London. Jess is infatuated with football, but because she is a woman, her conservative family won't let her play. Juliette "Jules" Paxton is the same age and the daughter of a white English family. While Jules' father is supportive of her passion for football, her mother unsuccessfully tries to steer her more towards non-sporting girly activities. Whilst on a jog through the park, Jules discovers Jess's skills, befriends her, and invites her to try out for the local women's football team, the Hounslow Harriers.

Bend it Like Beckham's Relation To Sport Business

Overcoming barriers to succeed in sport is a major accomplishment. Whether it's family traditions or society's stereotypes, beating the odds to become successful is what every struggling person wants. Bend It Like Beckham does this with Jess and Jules bending the rules given to them to become successful in their journey. The two defy the odds and strongly show the world and their parents that soccer or any sport for that matter, is for everyone and they can all be just as successful if you work for it.

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Bend it Like Beckham Industry Endorsements

Bend it Like Beckham has been suggested to us by sport industry professionals we talk to on a regular basis. See a list of those individuals below.

 Industry Professional  Organization  Position
Joelle Wood Ontario Hockey League Manager of Communications
Alexandra Scardamaglia MLSE LaunchPad Coordinator, Sport Programming
Kara Anthony Golf Canada Coordinator, Female Participation
Marco Di Buono Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Associate Vice President of Programs & Operations
Sarah Sebesta PROPROJEKT Junior Project Manager

Why watch Bend it Like Beckham?

A classic football (soccer) movie that will inspire you to never give up on your dreams. Once you watch, you'll want to kick a ball around yourself. It is also the highest-grossing soccer-focused sports movie.

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