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International Women’s Day

#IWD2022 #BreakTheBias

Reds in the Community and Barnsley Football Club proudly celebrate International Women’s Day. Reds in the Community are proud of and dedicated to equality in the workplace. International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates the achievements of women and the amazing work that is done. As well as raising awareness and acting as a call for more to be done to close the gender gap. Women are a phenomenally big part of football and play a huge part in the work that is done at Reds in the Community. Hard work and dedication are proudly celebrated.

Women’s football and Women in football are increasingly growing. The number of women that play football and the number of people that work within football clubs has grown massively in recent years. With over 2.5 million registered players. Football is now the most participated sport for women in England. The sport has grown massively in both participation and behind-the-scenes work.

There are now over 35,000 female coaches in England. Showing just how much female football has grown in the country. Since the Women’s World Cup in Canada in, 2015 there has been an increase of 29% attendance at women’s football matches in the country. In 2020 the number of women and girls playing football in England hit 3.4 million people, showing how the sport is growing and beginning to appeal to more people across the country.

A fantastic organisation that has grown astronomically recently, Her Game Too does amazing things for women in football. The Barnsley home game against Stoke on Tuesday 8th March, a dedicated matchday for the campaign. Her Game Too is a non-profitable organisation that was set up to strive for positive changes in the sport. The organisation battles against sexism in football.