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With Euro 2024 underway, women and children’s charity Trevi has become the latest organisation to partner with Her Game Too as it launches a campaign to combat violence against females during the tournament. 

Previous studies suggest reports of domestic violence increase when the England national football team plays a match in an international championships. 

Research by the University of Lancaster found reports of domestic violence to Lancashire Constabulary rose by 38 per cent when England lost and 26 per cent when England won or drew, compared with the days the team didn’t play, during a series of previous tournaments. 

So, as part of its new partnership with Her Game Too, Trevi has launched the “Show Violence Against Women And Girls The Red Card” campaign, with the additional support of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Devon Football Association and ManCulture. 

Plymouth-based Trevi runs four centres in South West England, which provide safe and nurturing spaces for women in recovery to heal, grow and thrive. 

The charity aims to help women in recovery to move from surviving to thriving, taking them from rehab and health support to housing and employment, and the charity works with more than 1,000 women each year. 

Trevi says that while football isn't directly responsible for domestic violence, related factors can contribute to an increase in incidents - including heightened emotions, increased alcohol consumption, warm weather and matches taking place at weekends. 

Hannah Shead, Chief Executive Officer of Trevi, said: “As a charity supporting women, many of whom are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, we will continue to shine a light on these issues.  

“Euro 2024 is a time for great excitement for many people, however the grim reality is many women will suffer an increase in violence and abuse at home.  

“We are really grateful for Her Game too and the work they are doing to prevent sexism and misogyny in this sport, and we are delighted to work with them in partnership for this campaign.” 

Her Game Too Director Emily Drakeley said:  "I am absolutely thrilled that we have partnered with Trevi.  

“The work that they undertake is so powerful, incredible, and really, really needed.


“The women in the Plymouth community, and beyond, are benefiting immensely from Trevi's compassionate and expert support.  

“At Her Game Too, we are dedicated to eradicating sexism in football and making the game safer for all, and we recognise the importance of providing safe and nurturing spaces for women to heal, grow, and thrive.  

“Together with Trevi, we will continue to champion the strength and resilience of women, ensuring they have the opportunity to break free from crisis and embrace a fresh start in life.  

“This partnership marks a significant step towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment both on and off the pitch." 

To find out more about the campaign and Trevi’s work, visit 


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