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Countdown to online event for Women At The Game 2021

AFC Wimbledon supports initiative to attract more women into football

22 March 2021

The countdown is now firmly on for Women At The Game 2021 with the first event scheduled for 30 March.

The initiative aims to give women and girls their first taste of live football in a welcoming and friendly environment.  

At AFC Wimbledon we are committed to inclusivity and we strive to make watching football more accessible and enjoyable to all, regardless of their age, gender or background.

And we are encouraging all our supporters to reach out to perspective female fans, regardless of age, to take part in this year’s Women At The Game events.

In normal years, Women At The Game would take place at the ground, but because of the current restrictions this year’s event is happening online. 

The main focus will be around the home match against Fleetwood on Monday 5 April, but to help make the event more accessible and welcoming this year we are also arranging a pre-match online get-together on Tuesday 30 March at 6.00 pm.

At the pre-match get together, organisers will give the participants more information about Women At The Game, and some details about how to access the match through iFollow, but the main aim is to give people an early chance to get to know one another. 

On matchday, there will be a number of fun online activities, but overwhelmingly the priority is to create friendships and a bond that will help make watching AFC Wimbledon matches more appealing for women in the future, especially when we can all physically be together watching games at Plough Lane.

Organiser Anna Slade said: “Some women and girls can feel a little intimated or daunted by what can be viewed as a predominately-male environment. 

“We are trying to overcome this barrier by bringing women and girls together so they can enjoy a match as a group in a safe environment.” 

Women at the Game now takes place at clubs up and down the country. It was set up by the late Jacqui Forster, who was involved in almost every one of the 200 supporters’ trusts, at some stage of their development. 

For more details, send an email to watgafcwimbledon@gmail.com .


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