Our club, Brentford FC, officially announced that they will be supporting the campaign by making a pledge to support women and girls in football.
Brentford FC are dedicated to working with us to challenge gender inequality in football - with a range of initiatives to support this.
“I’m thrilled that Brentford Football Club have committed to pledging their support to Her Game Too as part of their ongoing commitment to being an inclusive club and helping promote football as a game for all. As Brentford fans, this should really be a proud day for all of us.” - Ali Mullaley, Her Game Too Ambassador for Brentford FC
HER GAME TOO AT THE GTECH COMMUNITY STADIUM
At the GTech Community Stadium - we have a presence of Her Game Too on the big screen regularly on a match-day. Brentford also have 'THERE IS NO PLACE FOR DISCRIMINATION" on the LEDs at the same time - which we believes sends out an important message to home fans & visitors within the stadium.
FREE SANITARY PRODUCTS
Brentford offer free sanitary products at the stadium which are placed in the women's toilets in all areas of the ground.
The club cover the cost of supplying these products and make sure that they are always topped up ahead of a home fixture.
DEDICATED HER GAME TOO FIXTURE
Shortly after launching their support for Her Game Too, the Bees arranged a dedicated fixture against Newcastle United to highlight their backing of our campaign.
Pre-match interviews took place pitchside to highlight our work, with the Her Game Too message featuring on the big screens and LED boards.
Brentford also bought Her Game Too t-shirts in Brentford FC colours for the players to wear and support. The first-team squad then signed a shirt which was given away as a competition to a supporter.
With Brentford FC buying the shirts - they have contributed to our donations towards grassroots girls football.
Brentford FC plan to have a dedicated Her Game Too once a season - on the fixture closest to International Women's Day.
Sally Stephens, Fan and Community Relations Director encouraged fans to get involved. “It felt apt that we kick-off these discussions around International Women’s Day," said Sally. "Our aim is to make our Club and our stadium welcoming to women and girls alike all year round. To do that, we need ideas, support and energy from our fans alongside our own commitment and resources. Our call goes out to men too – with their backing as allies, we can do so much more.”
OUR WOMEN'S TEAM PLAYING AT THE GTECH
On Sunday 13th November, Brentford Women will play a fixture at the Gtech Community Stadium for the very first time. It will be against Watford Ladies Development and tickets will be free for supporters to go and support.
General Manager of Brentford FC’s women’s teams, Amy Crook, believes this will be a great chance for the Club to spread awareness of women’s football as a whole: “An event like this will only help the growth of the women’s game, helping to inspire more young women and girls locally to get involved in football.
“I am so excited and incredibly proud that we have been given the chance to showcase the First Team at the Gtech Community Stadium and to do it in front of what hopefully will be a record crowd is such a thrilling prospect.”
We are proud to be partnered with LGBeeT Bees - Brentford's LGBTQ+ supporters group and BIAS - Brentford's Independent Association of Supporters. It means a lot to be working with other organisations within the Brentford community that share the same values as us.
Our advocate, Taylor Dawson, has also just been elected to the Exec Committee of BIAS!
Join BIAS for free today. We’re stronger together. https://bias.org.uk/join/