Shrewsbury Town are eager to encourage more women to attend games – with the club’s inclusion committee looking for suggestions on how to improve the matchday experience for female fans.
Helen Hall, who is the female supporter representative on the 'Salop 4 All' committee, would like to improve the experience of being a Town fan for female supporters.
Following requests from supporters, Helen has worked with the club to provide period products in the female toilets, also ensuring that hooks are in place on all toilet doors to allow coats and bags to be hung.
Now Helen is working on more female-specific ideas to improve the matchday experience both home and away.
They include establishing a “buddying-up” scheme so that female supporters on their own have someone to walk with when heading to the stadium from the Meole Brace Park and Ride.
Helen is also looking to set up a similar system where female fans who would like to attend away matches can do so together.
Helen said: “The club has a good female following but we are always working towards providing the best matchday experience for all supporters.
"As the female supporter representative, I want to be sure that female supporters of all ages know that I will do whatever I can to bring forward any ideas or concerns that they would like to see addressed or developed by the club and therefore I would encourage supporters to get in touch.
"I’m learning that getting this message out to everyone is a challenge and so I would encourage people to spread the word.
"To keep updated on news from the female focus group please make sure we have your mobile number and email address registered with female focus.”
Fans interested in speaking with Helen can meet her from 2pm – 2:30pm in the Fanzone at Montgomery Waters Meadow ahead of home games.
Alternatively, you can email her here: firstname.lastname@example.org