Tuesday evening’s clash with Stoke City at Oakwell has been dedicated to Her Game Too.
With International Women’s Day coinciding with the Sky Bet Championship fixture against the Potters, the Reds will show solidarity with the campaign, which strives to be a catalyst for positive change, whilst highlighting the sexist abuse that continues to take place in football.
The campaign was launched in May 2021 to widespread support on social media – leading to the campaign’s hashtag #HerGameToo trending on Twitter in the build-up to the Emirates FA Cup final.
On the evening itself, Pukka Pies have kindly donated their match sponsorship to the cause, whilst the junior sides from Barnsley FC Ladies will take to the pitch as mascots and flagbearers. We’ll have a unique version of our matchday programme, Grove Street, featuring interviews from Lead First Team Physiotherapist, Vikki Stevens, Academy Secretary, Abbie Stenton and Barnsley FC Ladies Goalkeeper, Megan Clement.
Andrew Clark, Marketing, Commercial and Business Director at Barnsley FC, said: “We’re delighted to host a Her Game Too fixture on International Women’s Day. It’s a great campaign and one that both the Club and Reds in the Community fully support.
“The campaign has really taken off, with over 100 clubs now involved. We fully support everything that the campaign stands for and we will look to continue to improve the experience for all supporters who watch the Reds both home and away.”
Barnsley FC are committed to tackling discrimination of all kinds at Oakwell. If ever you see or hear discrimination of any kind at or during a Barnsley FC fixture, text us in confidence – 60777, start your message with “HATE”.
For more information on Her Game Too, visit their website.