Ahead of international women’s day tomorrow (Tuesday), Weston-super-Mare AFC are delighted to announce a new partnership with Her Game Too, which aims to raise awareness of sexist abuse within the realms of football.
The Seagulls join a number of clubs from the EFL and beyond to commit to the cause, creating further awareness to the problems faced in football by females.
HerGameToo was founded by 12 passionate female football fans who are committed to growing the campaign with the aim of fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally.
The non-profit organisation aims to create awareness, educate, research, develop a strong sense of community and create strong relationships with clubs, among much more.
Further aims include creating regular content to champion women in football (players, staff and fans), creating strong relationships with club trusts and communities, having a presence at football grounds and sports bars to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women as well as continuing to campaign against sexism in football and online abuse.
Lucy Ford, Her Game Too co-founder, said:
It’s brilliant to partner up with Weston-super-Mare AFC.
“They are a club who do so much for equality in the community already so they match the values of Her Game Too perfectly.
“Discrimination has no place in football and we can’t thank Weston AFC enough for backing our movement and for helping us to stamp sexism out of the game.
“It is great to see that as part of our partnership, our #HerGameToo Logos will be displayed on the Club’s scoreboard and a reporting system is now in place so fans can report any sexist incidents to email@example.com.
“Posters with the reporting information will also be displayed around the ground too.”
The Seagulls already have a successful Ladies’ team who recently reached the semi-finals of the Somerset Cup and launched Ladies’ walking football sessions at the end of 2021.
Sarah Adams, Weston-super-Mare AFC Ladies Manager, said:
Her Game Too is such an inspiring organisation to have partnered with.
“The work they are doing to raise awareness for females in football is second to none – They are real trailblazers for this important movement.
“I’m really proud to be part of a Club that recognises the importance of empowering all females who are involved in football from staff and players to fans.”
For more information on the Her Game Too campaign, please visit – www.hergametoo.co.uk
For more information about our Ladies’ football team, please contact Sarah Adams – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Ladies’ walking football sessions, please contact Lach Geddes – email@example.com