Her Game Too weekend celebrates International Women’s Day

This weekend’s Genero Adran Leagues and JD Cymru Leagues matches will be dedicated to Her Game Too Cymru in celebration of International Women’s Day (Friday 8 – Sunday 10 March).

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Marked annually on 8 March, IWD celebrates women’s achievements, educates and raises awareness for women’s equality, calls for positive change advancing women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The IWD 2024 campaign theme is Inspire Inclusion. The IWD campaign details, “When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.”

Her Game Too Cymru forged a significant partnership with the Football Association of Wales’ Genero Adran Leagues and JD Cymru Leagues at the start of the 2023/24 season. 

The partnership signifies a united effort to promote inclusivity and equality in Welsh Football, making strides towards a more diverse and welcoming sport for all. 

Roopa Vyas, Director and Founder of Her Game Too Cymru, said: “The dedicated fixture weekend is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of sexism in football. 

“Our partnership with the leagues in September 2023 marked a historic moment as the first national leagues collaboration for Her Game Too, and this initiative underscores our commitment to fostering inclusivity and equality in the sport.” 

Jack Sharp, FAW Head of Domestic Leagues, said: “We are very proud to be the first national leagues partnered with Her Game Too as we continue to create a Welsh football environment where all fans, players and staff feel respected, supported and visible. 

“Our Her Game Too weekend will provide clubs with the opportunity to showcase their women role models and further engage with their fanbases, while allowing the important campaign to have an impact across the country. 

“We look forward to providing Her Game Too with a platform at key events in our domestic calendar over the next few months.”

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