Stockton Town Football Club is proud to announce a new partnership with the Her Game Too campaign, which aims to raise awareness and combat sexist abuse in football.
The Her Game Too movement was formed in May 2021 by 12 female football fans, who wanted to raise awareness of sexist abuse in football and to also encourage fellow female fans to share their experiences.
The original campaign video was released on FA Cup Day on Saturday 15th May, 2021 and it amassed one million views within the first 24 hours on Twitter.
Head of Girls and Ladies Football, Lucy Hart, said: “I am thrilled that the club has become partners with a movement to empower females in the game.
“Stockton Town strive to support the inclusivity and growth of females in playing, coaching and supporting in modern day football and fully back the #HerGameToo campaign for awareness and positive change.”
Lucy Ford, co-founder of Her Game Too, said: “Her Game Too is a movement set up by 12 female football fans with the aim to raise awareness of the sexist abuse in football.
“Our aim to tackle the misogynistic culture surrounding football so we can create a better and more inclusive atmosphere for female fans for now and the next generation.
“We feel it is important to have the support and backing of football clubs throughout the country across all levels, so we are delighted to be partnering with Stockton Town and we look forward to working together.”
The Her Game Too campaign’s aims are to:
- 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.