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Hartlepool United x Her Game Too

Hartlepool United x HGT

Hartlepool United x HGT

Here at Her Game Too, we are a group of female supporters who are passionate about football and working to eradicate sexism in the football industry. We want women and girls of all ages to feel confident and safe sharing their opinion about football both online and in real life without fear of sexist abuse.


Our Hartlepool United HGT ambassador is Jill Simmonds and she is supported by advocates Bethan, Emma, Sam, Abbie and Rona. The team are contactable via


Should you experience any abuse or have any concerns these can be raised via


Welcome Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford has this month committed his support to the Her Game Too initiative.

Tom has become one of only a handful of "Player Advocates" who play a critical part in champoning and supporting the Her Game Too message within football - through supporting and promoting the aims and objectives. 

On signing his contract, Tom said:

"I am very excited to be the Hartlepool United Her Game Too Player Advocate. I hope we can take huge strides in stopping the discrimination that comes unnecessarily with the women's game. I want to be a part of women feeling confident and proud of playing and watching the game we all love".

Jill Simmonds, HUFC Her Game Too Ambassador said:

“It is so important to have player advocates working with us at Her Game Too. The help they give in getting our message heard by everyone is vital! As a campaign we are here to support all females in sport and that includes players families who have also been victims of sexist and misogynistic abuse at football matches. 

The Her Game Too HUFC team are absolutely thrilled to have Tom working with us. He will be our link to the playing and coaching squad as well as sharing our work on social media platforms!

Let’s hope for a successful season, on and off the pitch.”

Welcome Tom Crawford

Squad Photo 2023/24

It was a huge honour to be included in the 2023/24 official squad photo.

It shows how supportive the Club are of Her Game Too and the wider community.

Thank you, and good luck to John Askey, coaches, squad and Club staff on the coming season.

Squad Photo 2023/24
Away Kit Launch

Away Kit Launch

We feel so privileged to be included in the kit launch for the 2023/24 away kit alongside players from Hartlepool United Women, Pools Youth U13 girls and first team player Kieran Wallace. 
Thanks to Pools for this incredible opportunity to continue to promote Her Game Too.
HGT Merchandise

HGT Merchandise

We now have a range of Her Game Too merchandise available to buy in store and via our Pools Retail website.

£1 from each item sold will go directly to HUFC Her Game Too to support their work in the town.


Welcome Emma & Sam!

Delighted to announce our new advocates joining the Her Game Too Hartlepool United FC team! Emma and Sam are both heavily involved in football as players for Pools Youth Recetational Team , supporters of HUFC, and Emma is doing her coaching badges to help with her daughter’s team!
Great to have them on board! 💛🖤💛🖤💛
Welcome Emma & Sam!
Victoria Raffle

Victoria Raffle

In November, our Sarah (HUFC SLO and Retail/Ticket Manager) kindly offered us the very first Victoria Cuddly Toy as a raffle prize! This is currently the only one so is very special!
Funds will go towards our dedicated match at Hartlepool United FC and other events at our grassroots partner clubs!
Please share and good luck!
Huge thanks to Bella and Matty Dolan for picking our winner.

The winning ticket belonged to Steve Sharp who many will know from around the club!

Congratulations to him 💙💙💙

Her Game Too #WeSeeYou Campaign

We were delighed to nominate Vicki Burton for the Her Game Too #WeSeeYou campaign.

You have probably seen Vicki around the ground at some point as she has worked for HUCSF for a number of years,

Vick is really commited to her work in football and we wanted to shine a light on all the work she does.

Norton and Stockton Ancients have a fantastic girls set up locally in Teessside and a lot of that is down to Vicki and her husband, Chris.

Vicki has established an amazing family orientated community, their facilities are top notch! They have girls who have gone through the ranks to play in America.

Well done Vicki!412651396_17986218869595515_7220326593657759905_n.jpg


Rainbow Laces Campaign

Our Advocate Courtney had this to say about the Rainbow Laces campaign. 

Rainbow Laces Campaign
Look Sports Media Awards 2023

Look Sports Media Awards 2023

Delighted to have our Ambassador Jill nominated in the EDI category as part of the @looksportsmediafootball awards 2023!
This nomination is down to the hard work of the full Hergametoo HUFC team along with all our partners!
Votes can be made following the link
Please vote and share!
Your support is much appreciated 💙

Designated Her Game Too Fixture 2023/24

This week we are pleased to launch our dedicated fixture
for this season. The match is in celebration of International Women’s Day and the partnership between HUFC and Her Game Too.

It will take place on Saturday, March 2 as Hartlepool United
take on Barnet in the Vanarama National League.

We at HerGameToo are a group of voluntary female
supporters who are passionate about football. We
are working to eradicate sexism in the football industry
and want women and girls of all ages to feel confident and
safe watching their teams, working in the football
industry and sharing their opinion about football both
online and in real life without fear of sexist abuse.

We are inviting all our girls and women’s teams along to
take apart in a lap of honour. The number of females has
increased so much over the past 12 months so will be a
great occasion to show our appreciation to the players
and coaches from across Hartlepool.

The HUFC players will once again be wearing our
HerGameToo warm-up tops. We will have female mascots,
ball girls and flagbearers. Clavering School have been
invited to be the Junior Poolies for this game in
recognition of them being the first school in the country
to form an official partnership.

We also need your help! We want to champion the
female supporters of HUFC and are asking for your
photos and videos from over the years of women and girls
following Pools near and far. Please send us any photos
and videos to or via social media that you don’t mind us using as
we would like to produce a fan reel to use in the run up
to the fixture in March.

We also want two girls to read out the teams at the
Suit Direct Stadium on the day itself. If you want to be in
with a chance of doing this, please let us know your
names and we will draw the lucky winners in due course.

Thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing
from you.

The HerGameToo HUFC team

Designated Her Game Too Fixture 2023/24

2023/24 Programme Notes

Take a look at our programme notes to catch up on all the latest Her Game Too news from around the town, from grassroots clubs of all ages to player visits and much more!

HGT Pre Season programme.pdf

HGT v Gateshead and Maidenhead.pdf

HGT v AFC Fylde.pdf

HGT vs Woking.pdf

HGT v Solihull & Dorking.pdf

HGT vs Eastleigh.pdf

HGT v Chester.pdf