Gateshead Football Club is delighted to announce that Saturday’s Vanarama National League North fixture against Kidderminster Harriers will be dedicated to Her Game Too.
Her Game Too is a campaign founded in the summer of 2021 by a collective of female supporters in order to highlight sexist abuse within the game and spark change in the footballing community as a whole.
Gateshead FC became the first professional football club to partner with Her Game Too in July 2021, as part of our ongoing work to make Gateshead International Stadium a welcoming and inclusive environment for all supporters to enjoy.
Saturday’s fixture against Kidderminster Harriers will see Her Game Too celebrated ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, with leaflets made available to spectators detailing the incredible work the campaign has been doing within the game since its inception.
Female players from local grassroots clubs will also be welcomed as ball retrievers at Gateshead International Stadium this weekend, and first-team players will warm up in shirts displaying the Her Game Too logo ahead of kick off.
“We’re delighted to be able to highlight the work of Her Game Too at Saturday’s fixture against Kidderminster Harriers,” said Communications & Marketing Development Officer, James Rushmore.
“The campaign has gone from strength to strength since its creation and we’re honoured to play a small part in their work as an official partner.
“The footballing community is beginning to become more aware of the sexist abuse female supporters face simply for supporting their club, but there is still a long way to go before the game is truly inclusive.
“We look forward to continuing our support for Her Game Too’s work into the future, and encourage any supporters who are unfamiliar with the campaign to acquaint themselves at Saturday’s game.”
“International Women’s Day is a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our partnerships with clubs and for them to further showcase their dedication to Her Game Too,” said Her Game Too co-founder, Caz May.
“The majority of our partners across the UK will be working with us to champion their female fans, players and staff on the fixtures surrounding International Women’s Day and it’s fantastic to see Gateshead FC playing a big part in that.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support.”