We are delighted HUFC are dedicating the March 11th game against NTFC to HerGameToo where we will celebrate International Womens Day.
As a campaign, we want to work together with clubs across the UK to celebrate our #HerGameToo partnerships. It is the perfect time to celebrate our female supporters, staff and players.
Football has always traditionally been regarded as a ‘mans game’. This mentality is present throughout the generations and young girls are still being told they can’t like football in Primary School.
Together with the professional clubs we are using our voice to enforce a positive change. It’s time for women and girls to feel safe, included and supported when watching the best sport in the world.
We are going to celebrate the growth of the womens and girls participation in football within Hartlepool. This includes supporters, players, coaches and club staff. We are also encouraging females who may have never watched a match to come along and experience the atmosphere only the Suit Direct Stadium can bring!
Our partnerships with HUFC, HUST, The Hart of Our Club 1908, Excel Medical Services, FC Hartlepool, Seaton Carew FC, The PFC Trust, Hartlepool Sport and our other local grassroots clubs and community organisations means we are:
- Pledging to stamp out sexism
- Inspiring women and girls to participate in football
- Planning to educate everyone from all generations that football is game for all
- Influencing other football clubs to follow our lead, especially in the North East, towards a positive change in football
- Championing women who are doing an incredible job in football
- Delivering the message that football is Her Game Too
On the day we will be putting a spotlight on Hartlepool United Women FC as well as the female teams within the HUFC Youth Alliance. These teams have been invited along to the game and will take to the pitch for a lap off honour.
Thanks to HUCSF we’ve been able to offer girls from Hartlepool schools the chance to attend.
We will be bringing back Victoria as Pools’ mascot for the day with H’Angus getting a well-earned break. She will be taking our selfie frame around the ground to capture our female supporters at the Suit Direct Stadium.
We will have ball girls from Pools Youth FC with flag bearers from HUWFC U11’s, plus we will have 2 very special female mascots from Hartlepool Young Carers.
The HUFC players will be wearing special Her Game Too t-shirts supplied by HUWFC sponsors Logo To Go. Owner of Logo To Go, Melissa Howlett, has this to say,
“I was so pleased to hear about the #HerGameToo campaign, especially as we have a daughter, (Jessica age 11) who is a HUFC season ticket holder. It’s great that Hartlepool United are supporting the this and dedicating the game on 11th March to the campaign. We are delighted that our store Logo To Go have sponsored the Team’s warm up t-shirts to help promote the day.”
There is the opportunity for 2 competition winners to carry out 2 important roles on the day too.
One winner will get the opportunity to announce the team line up to the stadium in the run up to kick off. The other winner will present the MOM award in association with The Hart Of Our Club 1908.
Her Game Too Director and co-founder Lucy Ford had this to say about our dedicated game.
“At #HerGameToo, we are teaming up with clubs across the football pyramid to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay this year!
We are delighted that Hartlepool United are one of these clubs and on the 11th March, they will be collaborating with #HerGameToo to champion their female staff, fans and players when we will face Northampton Town.
Thank you for your continued support and we can’t wait for the 11th March!”