Rotherham United are delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day today after a host of activities at our previous home games against Aston Villa and Brighton.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, with the day also marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
A special community game took place during the interval at the game with Aston Villa, which saw members of Rotherham United Brinsworth Whitehill Girls Under 11’s go head-to-head, while the ball kids for the game were made up of girls from six different teams that play under the Rotherham United Ladies team umbrella.
Also at half-time there was a lap of honour which saw 124 of our players who are currently representing Rotherham United Ladies and Rotherham United Whitehill Girls from under 11s through to the senior side.
There was also a special welcome to our under 18s side who paraded their league winners trophy.
Head of Community Jamie Noble was delighted to get involved with marking International Women’s Day, as the club's women's teams continue to go from strength-to-strength:
“With the women’s game growing in popularity each year it is fantastic that we are able to show our support for International Women’s Day with a number of activities over recent games,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“Our female participation levels here at Rotherham United are brilliant and that is in no small part down to the fantastic support and effort put into those in the community that are the driving force behind many of our teams.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Ladies Under 18s team on their recent achievement, and it was great to see them get a great reception at the games.
“On this special day I would also like to thank all the female members who help make the Community Sports Trust operate successfully on a day-to-day basis, and to those who help run our successful association with Brinsworth Whitehill Girls teams.”