A reminder that Shrewsbury Town’s game at home against Doncaster Rovers on Easter Monday to be dedicated to Her Game Too.
The game on the 18th of April is the penultimate home game of the season and the day will be tailored towards the Her Game Too campaign. Her Game Too was founded in May 2021 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.
The aims of Her Game Too are to create awareness; educate; research; develop a strong sense of community; create; regular content to champion women in football – players, staff, and fans; create strong relationships with clubs 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.
Firstly, Shrewsbury Town season ticket holders and Doncaster Rovers season ticket holders can bring a female guest to the game for a half-price ticket. Salop supporters can contact the ticket office at Montgomery Waters Meadow anytime up to kick-off with their supporter number to claim the half-price ticket. This is limited to one per season ticket holder.
We will also be allowing Doncaster Rovers supporters the opportunity to bring a female friend on the day. They will receive the offer once we have seen the DRFC Season Ticket at the Away Ticket Office.
Shrewsbury Town in the Community will be hosting a Girls Festival on the Community Pitch outside Montgomery Waters Meadow. More information to follow.
Shrewsbury Town's women's team will be present for the game and will receive a presentation at half-time. The monies from that game's Golden Gamble will be donated to the women's team and fans can win a shirt signed by the women's team via a social media competition.
The matchday programme will be female orientated and will include a player feature on the captain of Shrewsbury Town Women, Vikki Owen, a female member of staff will be featured in the Staff at Salop article, and Shrewsbury Town Women's top goalscorer, Maddie Jones, will feature in the Best and Worst article.
The players will warm up in Her Game Too t-shirts like they did when we travelled to Cambridge United and there will be a female band in the FanZone before the game. Additionally, the matchday playlist will be comprised of exclusively female artists and fans will be able to vote for the songs on this playlist via a social media poll nearer the time.
Shrewsbury Town will announce their Her Game Too ambassador and she will be introduced to the fans.
The club are aiming for this campaign to evolve into something bigger and encourage more female supporters to attend matches in the future. To help the initiative succeed, Town will be conducting a survey after the match in order for us to see how we can make sure female fans wish to return to the Montgomery Waters Meadow.