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AFC Wimbledon fixture dedicated to HerGameToo

Swindon Town's game against AFC Wimbledon this Saturday will be the club's dedicated fixture to the HerGameToo campaign

11 April 2024

Club News

AFC Wimbledon fixture dedicated to HerGameToo

Swindon Town's game against AFC Wimbledon this Saturday will be the club's dedicated fixture to the HerGameToo campaign

11 April 2024

Robins’ Sky Bet League Two game against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday will be this season’s dedicated Her Game Too fixture.

As well as the game on Saturday against Wimbledon, Her Game Too was also present when Town Women took on Selsey at the County Ground on Sunday 24 March.

HerGameToo was founded back in 2021 by 12 female supporters passionate about eradicating sexism in the football industry, you can read more about the work they do here. 

The aim is to make sure that girls and women, no matter their age, can feel confident and safe sharing their opinions about football both in stadiums and online without fear of sexist abuse. #HerGameToo also actively supports girls' football at grassroots. 

The dedicated men’s fixture will see a variety of activities taking place which will showcase and celebrate the opportunities for young girls and women at the Club. 

Members of the women’s team will be present; Gavin Gunning’s side will wear Her Game Too warm-up t-shirts, Town Women’s players will talk to Vic Morgan pre-match as well as pose for photos with fans with HerGameToo scarfs and flags.

Finally, there will be Her Game Too features in the match day programme and across the Club’s social media.

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Chief Commercial Officer, James Watts said: "The HerGameToo campaign has had a very impressive impact since their launch a few seasons ago and we at Swindon Town Football Club are keen to help push this movement forward this season and beyond by having a specific game each season at The County Ground."

"We will work with HerGameToo to help promote equality and we hope that the message that is sent out from Swindon Town Football Club will be replicated not only by other professional clubs but also by other clubs in our local area."

"Everyone at the Swindon Town continuously works hard to promote equality and diversity and by doing this we continuously work hard to improve standards to get us to where we need to be as a football club."

Our Women's Development side played Portsmouth Under-23s earlier this month and members from both sides posed for a photo celebrating and promoting HerGameToo's campaign. 

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Development Manager, Chiarna Deller said: "The Portsmouth Manager and myself are the only two Female Managers in the Reserve National League so it was fitting to dedicate our game to HerGameToo and with both of our teams.

"Molly at Portsmouth has done a fantastic job in their set-up and I would consider her to be a friend now. Big thank you to Portsmouth Under 23’s for joining us in support of the movement."

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Head of Women's Football, Mandie Coe said: "The integration of the women’s team into the club has been one of the successes of the 2023/24 season and dedicating Saturday's game to the HerGameToo campaign helps to raise the awareness of this great initiative and how important the female staff, players and fans are to the club.

"Over 60 clubs including Swindon Town Football Club have signed up to the campaign which is aimed at eradicating sexism in football and we are very pleased with the strides that we have made this season in including the Women’s teams in everything that we do and having female members of staff represented in all departments.

"I came to my first game as a young child in 1974. Back then women did come to football matches but not in the numbers that they do today and not many women worked behind the scenes. When you look around on a matchday now you will see how many more females are watching football alongside the male fans and what an important part that the female staff play in these days."

"I feel very proud to be part of a club that recognised the importance of having a women’s team and having females working in key positions. As a female fan of both men's and women’s football and someone who works in the club it is good to know that the club and staff are working hard to make Swindon Town a safe and happy place for us all."

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To find out more about the #HerGameToo campaign, please visit their website

Her Game Too can be found on Twitter and Instagram using the @HerGameToo, as well as on Facebook.

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