Rotherham United are today delighted to help celebrate International Women’s Day.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
Rotherham United Ladies
To mark International Women’s Day, the club arranged a host of activities this week, whilst there will be a parade of the club’s Women’s teams at half-time during Saturday’s game including teams from Wickersley Youth and Brinsworth Whitehill.
The Rotherham United Ladies team continues to go from strength-to-strength, after securing funding from the club’s Community Sports Trust at the start of this season. The changes behind the scenes resulted in their reinstatement in the FAWPL, and they now compete alongside the likes of Sheffield United and Leicester City. For more information on our Ladies team visit rulfc.com.
Brinsworth Whitehill JFC
Our association with Brinsworth Whitehill JFC gives a pathway for girls into our Ladies team. The team operates under the banner of Rotherham United Whitehill Girls, and you will have seen the various age groups on matchdays operating as ball kids around the perimeter of the pitch at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Appointment of Molly Johnson
The Trust recently appointed Molly as our Women’s and Girls’ Coach, and you can find out more about this in our community pages of Saturday’s matchday programme against Rochdale (76 and 77), where a host of other women specific activities are advertised.
Rotherham School’s Cup
This week several girls’ teams took part in the Rotherham School’s Cup, which was supported by the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, headed by Chloe Turton.
The tournament at Wickersley saw teams represented at year seven, under 14 and 16 level. The winners will be present at Saturday’s game parading the trophy.
Rotherham United Staff
Rotherham United are very proud to be the only EFL club to have two female board members, whilst our diverse work force includes several females filling key positons ranging from Operations and Finance director through to HR Officer and Shop Manager.
Our female staff from the club, partners Centerplate and Commnunity Sports Trust are pictured above.
For more information please visit www.internationalwomensday.com