Spireites to stage ‘Women at the Game’ event
The Spireites will stage a Women at the Game event at the fixture against Eastleigh on Saturday, March 9.
Women at the Game is a national initiative which looks to provide a supportive environment for females to get together and watch live football.
Chesterfield FC Associate Director Alison Richardson, who has organised the event, said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to host this event and really looking forward to welcoming female supporters to the Proact.”
“It’s a great opportunity for women who may not have felt comfortable attending games on their own previously to come along and watch the game as part of a like-minded and supportive community. I hope the initiative will encourage a new group of Spireites.”
Jacqui Oatley MBE, the first female commentator on Match of the Day, has given her backing to the event, saying: “I would support any initiative aimed at attracting new supporters through the turnstiles who may not otherwise attend. Once they’re in, they may just be gripped and will hopefully come back again and again.”
Derbyshire-born Stephanie Hill, who was crowned Miss World Europe in 2017 and recently appeared on The Voice, has accepted an invitation to attend. Funds will be raised to support a cause chosen by Stephanie, the funding of a new science lab at her old place of learning – Lady Manners School – and encourage more girls to get involved in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
The Chesterfield Mayoress, Anne Brittain, will also be in attendance, along with other prominent women in the community, including representatives from local female charities and Chesterfield Ladies FC.
Women who wish to attend can take advantage of a special ticket offer: £5 for adults and £1 for concessions, which includes refreshments in the HUB at the stadium. Places are limited so early booking is essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.