With Saturday’s fixture with MK Dons dedicated to supporting International Women’s Day, Rotherham United are proud to be reminding supporters of our ongoing commitment to the #HerGameToo campaign.
The initiative, launched by a number of trailblazing female fans, including our very own Abbie Ackroyd, is aiming to eradicate the outdated – and frankly unacceptable – attitudes of some supporters towards women in football.
The club has already visibly pledged it’s backing to the campaign with a series of press releases which reaffirmed our commitment to ensuring that everyone feels valued and welcome here at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The mission statement of #HerGameToo aligns well with the core principles and values that we firmly believe in here at Rotherham United: football, is everyone’s game.
In addition to this, our Community Sports Trust have also given their backing to the movement with the #HerGameToo logo proudly displayed on both the sleeves of Rotherham Untied’s Women Football Club strip and as the main sponsor of the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Female Education Team.
The Trust will also be taking the opportunity to spread the message of equality far and wide with a series of #HerGameToo workshops which will aim to educate the next generation on the issues at hand and to promote the message of equality.
#HerGameToo was founded by 12 passionate football fans and has continued to go from strength to strength, having added a number of renowned football clubs and different brands to their growing portfolio of supporters.
We are proud that one of our very own supporters, Abbie has been at the forefront of the movement, with her expressing her thanks to the New York Way for everyone who has helped get the message across.
"We set up #HerGameToo in order to spark a catalyst for positive change, not just in football but through society as a whole and we remain driven to ensure that everyone is valued.
“I’ve supported Rotherham United my whole life and it means a lot to see a club so close to my heart continue to give their support, with our views marrying well with their own."
“We know that there is still a lot of work to do to achieve our ultimate goal of ensuring that gender isn’t a barrier, but we remain confident that by working together, we can eliminate outdated views from our stands for good.”
For more information, please visit www.hergametoo.co.uk.