Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
Football grounds are definitely more welcoming for women and girls than it was when I had my first experience of Division One football (as I still call it) in the 70s and 80s, but there is a lot of work still to be done.
Among our features celebrating International Women’s Day – which as everyone knows takes place on March 8 each year – we welcomed in Charlotte Cromarty, Ambassador for Her Game Too.
Founded in May 2021, HerGameToo is a voluntary organisation run by female football fans who are campaigning to ensure women are welcomed and respected equally at all levels.
Among the group’s many aims is to campaign against sexism in football and online abuse, create strong relationships with clubs, trusts and communities, and maintain a presence at football grounds and sports bars to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women.
Charlotte spoke to our Drive presenter Jo Bailey about all of the above, as well as the England Lionesses’ legacy, equal opportunities in schools, name dropping and creme eggs …
Jo is active in football activism too, in her roles as co-chair of Pride of Irons and Women’s Officer at Pride in Football too.
You can hear the interview again at www.phoenixfm.com and you can find out more about Her Game Too at www.hergametoo.co.uk.