Aldershot Town celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 with a full programme of events and half-price admission for all female supporters to our home match against Lincoln City on Saturday 4 March.
The day will also feature a girls’ five-a-side tournament, with the final played at the EBB Stadium at half-time as The Shots host The Imps, as well as an all-girls Junior Takeover of the Club and a special guest from the Women’s Super League.
All female fans will be admitted to the game for half-price: £9.50 (seating) and £8.50 (terrace) for adults, £7.50 and £6.50 for concessions, and £3.50 and £2.50 for girls aged 11 to 16.
16 teams, featuring players aged 7 – 11, will participate in the tournament. All players will then attend the 3pm kick-off, with some forming a Guard of Honour for the first-team and others acting as ball-girls during the match.
The Junior Takeover will offer vital matchday roles to girls and young women under the age of 18, including Chairwoman, Press Officer, Scoreboard Operator, PA Announcer and Groundswoman. Applications – specifying any preferred role and with any supporting information – should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Junior Takeover as the subject.
That is followed, on International Women’s Day itself, Wednesday 8 March, by an event at the EBB Stadium co-ordinated by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Aldershot Town FC and the Community Matters Partnership Project. Picking up the international theme of ‘Be Bold For Change’, the event will encourage attendees – female Year 10 students from schools across Aldershot, Fleet and Farnborough – to forge a more inclusive, gender-equal world. Featuring workshops covering topics including Employability, Personal Brand, Confidence, Speed Networking, Apprenticeships and Fitness and Nutrition, the event will open with a keynote speech by a female sports personality.