Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce that Harry Burgoyne has become the club's first ever player advocate of the Her Game Too campaign.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper has stepped up ahead of our dedicated Her Game Too fixture against Bristol Rovers on March 25th.
Harry will work closely with all areas of the club to promote Her Game Too and the inclusion of women in football at Shrewsbury Town and the Shrewsbury Town Foundation.
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.
Speaking on his new role, Harry said:
"To be able to represent the club and try and raise as much awareness as possible is really important and I think I'm the right person at the club to do that. I just want to help really. I want to help women get the recognition they deserve and help grow their game.
"I feel like, because I'm from the local area and I play for a professional football team, I am a role model, so if I can set the example to not just those close to me but to everyone else in my life, everyone that follows me on social media, I hope they'd follow suit and show women in football the respect they deserve.
"I think it's helpful to have a first-team player involved to raise awareness but women are more than capable of doing it themselves. Her Game Too is a great example. But the more people get on board, the more coverage they're going to get by spreading the word and by (us) doing more things on social media.
"In my household, I feel like we can smash it really. It's not just me, my wife is in marketing and she knows how to spread important messages on social media and she's been instrumental in teaching me that stuff. I think between us we'll be able to reach out to a lot of people and help grow the game at hopefully more than just the local level."