Harrogate Town Ladies will take on local rivals and league leaders York City at Knaresborough Town's Manse Lane on Sunday 28th November, in a fixture that celebrates the start of the club's partnership with #HerGameToo.We're joining a number of EFL clubs in supporting #HerGameToo, a campaign created by 12 female football fans to help eradicate sexism and misogynistic culture in the football industry and create a better and more inclusive atmosphere for female fans - now and for the next generation.
The fixture will be FREE to attend and will see local community groups come together to actively promote equality, celebrate diversity, and educate and inspire the next generation of women in football.
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Football is for everyone; we wholeheartedly advocate that everyone, regardless of gender background, race, colour, age, sexual orientation and beliefs are welcome at Harrogate Town Football club.
Alongside what is sure to be an intriguing NERWFL fixture with two teams aiming for promotion, there will be plenty of other events happening on the day, from photo opportunities, pre-match entertainment and refreshments.
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Tickets downloaded before Saturday will be entered into a prize draw to win a Town replica shirt as well as other merchandise.
Turnstiles and the clubhouse open at 12.30 with free entry on the gate available for anyone who has not downloaded a ticket in advance.
Prior to the match there will be an opportunity to meet and have photos taken with the Harrogate Town Ladies players and club mascot Harry Gator.
The Harrogate Town Community Foundation will also be running pre-match entertainment for attendees to get involved with.
We would like to thank Knaresborough Town Football club for hosting the fixture.
Tickets can also be collected from the Harrogate Town Club Shop on Commercial Street in Harrogate Town Centre.
Here at HerGameToo, we see the value in everyone. We strive to be a catalyst for positive change and we are driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress.
HerGameToo was founded by 12 passionate female football fans; who are committed to growing the campaign with the aim of fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally.
- Create awareness
- Develop a strong sense of community
- Create regular content to champion women in football (players, staff AND fans)
- Create strong relationships with clubs
- Create strong relationships with club trusts and communities
- Have a presence at football grounds and sports bars to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women
- Continue to campaign against sexism in football
- Continue to campaign against online abuse
The message they are promoting is a simple one: to foster a positive, inclusive environment in football, while raising awareness and educating others about the abuse women who follow football regularly face.
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