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Smithy's Bar Forms Partnership with Her Game Too

19 December 2023

Club News

Smithy's Bar Forms Partnership with Her Game Too

19 December 2023

Shrewsbury Town is pleased to announce our popular Smithy's Bar has now become affiliated with Her Game Too.

As a football club, we are proud to partner with Her Game Too - a campaign which aims to raise awareness of misogynistic and sexist abuse in and around football.

Earlier this year, goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne became the club's first-ever player advocate for the Her Game Too initiative.

And now we are pleased to announce Smithy's Bar has also become affiliated with Her Game Too - an idea first put forward by our HerGameToo ambassador Lauren Edwards at a meeting of our fan engagement panel last month.

It means Smithy's is a safe place for women to watch live sport, with a reporting line should someone need to report incidents of sexism.

Lauren said: "I'm delighted the football club have committed to a pub partnership with Her Game Too through Smithy’s Bar extending their commitment to promoting inclusiveness for all regardless of gender.

"As the on-site pub and home of Shrewsbury Town Women’s football club, we can work together with Her Game Too who are striving to promote an all-round inclusive experience both on and off the football pitch.

"HerGameToo has the vision to create a world where football is a sport that everyone can enjoy free of misogyny.

"Together we can now aim to achieve this by creating a safe and inclusive environment for all female supporters, players and officials where they feel empowered to engage in the game and are treated with respect both on and off the pitch.

"Through partnership, we can promote visibility of all we are aiming to achieve at Shrewsbury Town, provide a clear system for reporting incidents of sexism and deal with these sensitively and in a timely manner." 

Alongside, Smithy's Bar becoming Her Game Too affiliated, on Saturday we revealed a new Her Game Too banner at the Croud Meadow.

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