Rochdale Football Club and Rochdale AFC Community Trust are delighted to announce that Dale’s game against Barrow AFC at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday 12th March will be our dedicated ‘Her Game Too’ fixture.
With International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8th March, it gives us the opportunity to reaffirm our support of the campaign, which aims to highlight sexist abuse that continues to take place in football.
Her Game Too was founded by 12 passionate female football fans in May 2021. They wanted to raise awareness of sexist abuse in football and to also encourage fellow female fans to share their experiences.
Dale were proud to become an official partner in October.
Since its launch, more and more clubs continue to pledge their supporter to the campaign, with Her Game Too now partnered with clubs from the Premier League, the Football League, Non-League and grassroot clubs, across both the men and the women's game. Earlier this week, they hit the century milestone, with 100 clubs now partnered with Her Game Too.
To mark our ‘Her Game Too’ dedicated fixture, FREE tickets will be offered, via Rochdale AFC Community Trust, to all secondary schools girls in the Rochdale Borough for our games throughout March. Check out the Community Trust’s website for more details HERE.
Players from Rochdale AFC Ladies teams will be in attendance and will be involved in the matchday itself as flag bearers and the official ball crew.
Representatives from Her Game Too have also been invited to the game, as have The Dale Way podcast duo and other local prominent females will also be invited as guests of the club.
Next week, we will also be launching the search for the club's official Her Game Too ambassador. Look out for details at www.rochdaleafc.co.uk and on our social media channels.
Lots more will also be going on in the run up to the fixture and will be announced on our channels next week, so keep an eye out for how you can get involved!
Rochdale AFC Chairman Simon Gauge said: “Football is for everyone and this fixture gives us a great opportunity to continue our support of Her Game Too.
“We were proud to become a partner back in October and we look forward to dedicating our game against Barrow to this campaign. We will be celebrating the positive female role models we have connected with the club, but also raising awareness of the key messaging of the Her Game Too 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.
“It has been brilliant to see so more and more clubs getting behind the initiative, and everyone involved in Her Game Too should be commended for what they have achieved over the last 10 months and the impact that they have had and are continuing to have.”