Awarded to Director Mel Hayman and Media Coordinator Jess Francis on behalf of Torquay United AFC, the Her Game Too Hero Award recognizes the club’s contributions to the campaign.
Her Game Too aims to combat sexism in football and was founded by 12 fans of women’s football. The non-profit organization aims to create a philosophy in football that sees women being welcomed and respected on an equal basis and has a wide range of goals, with an emphasis on creating an environment more welcoming to girls and women, as well as to continue their campaign against sexism in football and online abuse.
TUAFC announced its partnership with Her Game Too last month by becoming the first club to offer a full booth in the countryside, with 1,000 free tickets made available to women. Community Day to Benefit Her Game Too took place on Saturday, November 27 when United hosted FC Halifax Town, and a tremendous response from the Yellow Army and the local community saw many women claiming the free tickets on the Wollen terrace.
Speaking of TUAFC receiving the award, Lucy Ford, co-founder of Her Game Too, said:
“We are delighted that Torquay United is the recipient of the November HerGameToo Hero Award. When they informed us of the donation of 1000 free tickets to the women and girls of Torquay for their game against FC Halifax Town in November to celebrate our partnership, we were blown away by the gesture, so we thought it was was a great way to thank them for that and for their continued support of Her Game Too.
Speaking of receiving the award, Media Coordinator Jess Francis said:
“Myself, Mel and everyone at TUAFC are honored to receive this award. The Club prides itself on being an all-inclusive family environment for everyone, regardless of gender. Her Game Too is such an important organization and we are delighted to partner with them, and look forward to continuing to work with them.