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READ | Millers to celebrate International Women's Day at this weekend's game

4 March 2017

Millers to mark International Women's Day at weekend clash with Villa...

Rotherham United are delighted to be getting involved in the International Women’s Day celebrations at this weekend’s game with Aston Villa.

International Women's Day (March 8) 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.

The Millers will mark the day with a host of activities taking place at AESSEAL New York Stadium, while the Rotherham United Ladies first team will be in attendance as special guests for the afternoon.

Also at the game will be the Ladies’ Under 18’s team, who were recently crowned champions of their league and they will be presented to supporters at half time with their trophy on the hallowed turf at the Millers’ home.

A special G4S Trophy game will take place during the interval at the game with Aston Villa, which will see members of Rotherham United Brinsworth Whitehill Girls Under 11’s go head-to-head, while the ball kids for the game will consist of girls from six different teams that play under the Rotherham United Ladies team umbrella.

Head of Community Jamie Noble was delighted to get involved with marking International Women’s Day, a date which has been observed since early in the 1900’s and is looking forward to the planned events at today’s game.

“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 at such a prestigious fixture,” he told

“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 18’s team on their recent achievement and it would be great if you could give them a good reception at half time."

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