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Enjoy the Match

15 January 2014

Millers back family campaign...

The Football League initially launched the campaign for the 2008/09 season, aimed at encouraging even more families to attend matches at their local League club, and it's one that Rotherham United have continued to back ever since. You can see 'Enjoy the Match' signs located in the Ben Bennett Family Stand.

The 'Enjoy the Match' campaign aims to ensure parents can take their children to matches in a family friendly environment. It will focus on removing abusive language and aggressive behaviour from family areas.

Each participating club will proactively steward family areas and display prominent signage discouraging anti-social behaviour.

Rotherham United is supporting the campaign with a range of club guidance & resources, including big screen ads, tannoy announcements and Family Stand signage.

Enjoy the Match has been introduced following a 'mystery shopper' exercise staged at all 72 League grounds last season. This exercise revealed that swearing formed a key negative impression on families at 46% of the 144 games assessed.

In launching 'Enjoy the Match' former Football League Chairman, Lord Mawhinney, said: "Young supporters will be the lifeblood of our clubs in years to come. It is therefore vitally important that we encourage more parents to bring their children into our grounds by creating a vibrant, family friendly atmosphere at all matches."

Anybody wanting to report inappropriate behaviour can do so by contacting the nearest steward. Alternatively you can report anonomously by calling or texting 07507449121.

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