Mansfield Town are delighted to announce a new partnership with Her Game Too – which aims to raise awareness of sexist abuse within the realms of football – an affiliation which will officially launch when Stags’ Ladies take on Notts County on Sunday 18 September at One Call Stadium (2pm kick-off).
The Stags 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.
Her Game Too 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 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.
Stags’ game against the Magpies will also mark the beginning of the East Midlands Women's Regional Football League Premier Division.
The match is all-ticket and tickets must be purchased in advance of the match online via www.stagstickets.co.uk
or via the ticket office at One Call Stadium.
Under 16: FREE (Ticket still needs to be purchased)
Director of Ladies’ football, Allan Woodfield, said: “We’re greatly looking forward to this momentous match as we launch our new season and our partnership with Her Game Too.
“There’s no better to way start the season by playing our local rivals at One Call Stadium which will also showcase women’s football on the whole.
“Andi Bell’s side will be looking to take three points from the opening fixture to set our stall for the league campaign.
“We’re delighted to welcome supporters to the stadium and hope to break record numbers alongside promoting female football in our area."
He added: “Her Game Too offers another support network to females and raises awareness, whilst shining a light on women’s football. We are thrilled to team up with them.”