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Dale Proud To Support International Women's Day 2018

8 March 2018

Club News

Dale Proud To Support International Women's Day 2018

8 March 2018

Rochdale Football Club are proud to support International Women’s Day 2018.

This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #PressForProgress in striving for gender parity, and the club are proud to already have a number of women working in senior roles across every behind-the-scenes department, including:

Leighanne Ball – Media Manager

Frances Fielding – Sales and Marketing Manager

Jan Marsh – Ticket Office Manager

Jeannette Bond – Accounts Manager

Sarah Ashton – Academy Secretary

Gina Buckley – Club Secretary

Siobhan McElhinney – Deputy Community Trust Manager

Ann Stanford – Bar Manager

Media Manager Leighanne Ball was interviewed by Dale Captain Ian Henderson during the club’s week-long training camp in Tenerife during the summer, where she discussed what it is like for a woman to work in a male-dominated environment like football.

iFollow subscribers can watch the ‘Roles Reversed’ interview by clicking HERE.

The club are also proud to have seen the Rochdale AFC Ladies teams expand in recent years and they continue to grow. Ladies of all ages are always encouraged to get involved.

To get involved, or find out more information on Rochdale AFC Ladies, contact Keith Hicks on 07958593121 or email

International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality.

International Women's Day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

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