Charlton are delighted to announce a new partnership with Her Game Too, a campaign created by female football fans to highlight sexist abuse in the game and promote equality.
The campaign was launched in May 2021, immediately grabbing national media attention, and since then numerous clubs have committed to supporting the initiative.
Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust have also joined the partnership as the Addicks become one of the first clubs to have their supporters trust involved in the activity.
Charlton fan, Natasha Everitt, who was recently appointed as the club’s Her Game Too ambassador said: “Her Game Too are delighted to partner with Charlton Athletic and the Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust. The campaign has received fantastic support from the club since discussions began, and we’re really grateful that they want to work with us.
“Her Game Too will be working alongside Charlton with the aim of eradicating sexism from football, as well as making sure matches are as safe and inclusive as possible.
“Unfortunately, women do face abuse at football purely because of their gender, and together we’ll be implementing both short and long term strategies to help to prevent this from happening.”
Owner, Thomas Sandgaard, said: “Promoting equality and tackling discrimination is something the club has a proud history of, so we are delighted to join the Her Game Too campaign. Whether you’re a fan, work in football, on the business side or footballing side – this sport is for everyone.
“The campaign founders and those involved have already made a real difference in the sport, so I’m looking forward to seeing the work we can do together.”
As part of the partnership, the club have set up a working group to focus on activity to support the campaign. Supporters who would like to be involved in the working group can email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.
The news comes as the club announce that Charlton Athletic will host Durham Women at The Valley on May 1st (2pm KO GMT), the first time the side have played on the famous pitch since turning professional. The Addicks are looking to get the team’s highest attendance of the season, click here for more information and to purchase your ticket.