Web Exclusive: Laura Harvey wants her team to empower & inspire women

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Web Exclusive: Laura Harvey wants her team to empower & inspire women (Photo provided by Utah Royals FC)

(KUTV) One reason Laura Harvey decided to coach here in Utah was because of owner Dell Loy Hansen's commitment to equality between the men's and women's teams.

"I've heard that before," she said. "I've been in a lot of environments where people have said that, and then it doesn't really follow through. And every day I sort of sit glassy-eyed going, 'Wow, he means it.'"

According to Harvey, Hansen wants to create women's councils and focus groups on how to get the team out into the community and inspire women.

One way Harvey will likely do that is by talking with players and coaches in some of the collegiate programs in Utah.

"The fact that there's so many Division I schools around here is mind-blowing," she said.

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