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Dale Proud To Support Her Game Too

26 October 2021

Club News

Dale Proud To Support Her Game Too

26 October 2021

Rochdale AFC are proud to announce that we will be supporting the Her Game Too campaign.

Her Game Too was formed in May 2021 by 12 female football fans, who wanted to raise awareness of sexist abuse in football and to also encourage fellow female fans to share their experiences.

The original campaign video was released on FA Cup Final day on Saturday 15th May 2021 and amassed one million views within the first 24 hours on Twitter. Watch HERE.

The Club fully support the campaign, which is aiming to create strong relationships with clubs and communities to champion women in football, as well as campaigning against sexism in football and online abuse.

We can confirm that we will be holding a dedicated Her Game Too fixture later in the season, with details to follow early in the new year.

Chairman Simon Gauge said: “We are really excited to be supporting Her Game Too and dedicating a fixture later in the season to their campaign.

“As a fan owned club at the centre of our community it is important that we create an atmosphere at our ground that is free of sexism and is an environment that is welcoming for women and young girls that will make up our next generation of supporters.

“We really want to be a leader in football on such issues.  We look forward to working with Her Game too to ensure that we achieve this as it is important as a club that we are fully representative and inclusive of our whole community.”

Lucy Ford, Co-Founder of Her Game Too, said: “We are delighted that Rochdale AFC have partnered up with our Her Game Too campaign. We believe that it is really important to have the backing of professional football clubs so we can build a safe space for females involved in football across the country. 

“Our aim to tackle the misogynistic culture surrounding football so we can create a better and more inclusive atmosphere for female fans for now and the next generation.  

“We look forward to working with Rochdale AFC to make football inclusive for everyone and to also tackle sexism in the game.”

Click HERE to read more about the Her Game Too campaign.

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