QPR are delighted to announce a new partnership with #HerGameToo, which aims to raise awareness of sexist abuse within the realms of football.
QPR join a number of clubs from the EFL and beyond to commit to the cause, creating further awareness to the problems faced in football by females.
#HerGameToo was founded by passionate female football fans who are committed to growing the campaign with the aim of fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally.
The non-profit organisation aims to create awareness, educate, research, develop a strong sense of community and create strong relationships with clubs, among much more.
Further aims include creating regular content to champion women in football (players, staff and fans), creating strong relationships with club trusts and communities, having a presence at football grounds and sports bars to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women, as well as continuing to campaign against sexism in football and online abuse.
“It’s brilliant to partner up with QPR," said Victoria Wood of #HerGameToo. "They are a club who do so much for equality in the community already so they match the values of #HerGameToo perfectly.
"Discrimination has no place in football and we can’t thank QPR enough for backing our movement and for helping us to stamp sexism out of the game."
QPR CEO Lee Hoos said: “We are delighted to give our support to the #HerGameToo campaign. It is a fantastic initiative and one we fully endorse.
“Our viewpoint on watching football is simple – everyone should feel welcome and respected when they come to a game.”
Charlotte Edwards, QPR Trust equality, diversity & inclusion lead - as well as QPR FC Women’s general manager - added: “We are seeing record numbers of girls and young women attend our community sessions and becoming the next generation of QPR fans.
“When they visit the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium to soak up the matchday atmosphere, we want that experience to be the most welcoming it can possibly be.”
For more information visit www.hergametoo.co.uk.
- Founded by passionate female football fans; who are committed to growing the campaign with the aim of fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally
- Create awareness
- Develop a strong sense of community
- Create regular content to champion women in football (players, staff AND fans)
- Create strong relationships with clubs
- Create strong relationships with club trusts and communities
- Have a presence at football grounds and sports bars to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women
- Continue to campaign against sexism in football
- Continue to campaign against online abuse
Our viewpoint on watching football is simple – everyone should feel welcome and respected when they come to a game.