Dons fan Anna Slade interviewed some other women fans on a recent match day to find out why they love watching football at AFC Wimbledon – and what they would say to any potential female AFC Wimbledon fans out there.
Young or old, male or female – whatever our personal history, football unites us all. At AFC Wimbledon, we like to think that, regardless of their background, gender, race or religious belief, everyone feels welcome to watch live games here. The Dons Trust Board has recently set up a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) working group, with a brief not only to find ways to increase diversity within the club, but also to spread the word about just how inclusive our club is.
To this end, next season, we aim to organise some events. The first is at the pre-season friendly against Championship side, QPR taking place at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday 14 July (3.00 pm kick-off).
The idea is to encourage women who might not be sure about attending a football match to give it a go and see just how much fun it is!
We’re looking to recruit 6-8 volunteers to help out on the day itself, as well as to attract women who would appreciate attending a game, perhaps for the first time, in a supportive environment.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in helping out or know someone who would be interested in coming along to a Women at the Game event and experience their first football match as part of a dedicated female group.
Women at the Game was the brainchild of Jacqui Forster, formerly from Supporters Direct, who sadly died very recently. Its stated aim is “to give women their first taste of live football in a supportive environment”. You can read more at womenatthegame.wordpress.com.