Imps join forces with Her Game Too

The Imps will dedicate Saturday's game against Accrington Stanley to Her Game Too after the club and Lincoln City Women partnered with the campaigning organisation.

Her Game Too launched this summer to counter sexism in football. The Imps' match theme for Saturday's fixture is women's football as we mark the 100th anniversary of women being banned from playing the game.

The Lincoln Women's Academy players will be matchball assistants on the day, with the Girls Academy doing a lap of honour at half time.

Representatives of the women's team will be in the University of Lincoln Fan Village before the game, with captain Amy Kay and manager Lee Mitchell interviewed on the pitch during the interval.

Eve Ralph, co-founder of Her Game Too, said: "Her Game Too is a campaign set up by 12 female football fans in May 2021. Our aims include raising awareness for the sexism in football, educating, create welcoming environments and opportunities, research and develop a strong sense of community.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Lincoln City and look forward to seeing the positive impact that the club continues to have on the local community and beyond.”

Maria Ryder, founder Lady Imps Supporters Association and community officer at Lincoln City Women, said: “For almost five years the Lady Imps Supporters Association (L.I.S.A) has been celebrating and encouraging women & girls supporting the club.

“Lincoln City have been hugely supportive and while most fans have a fantastic experience, as in society problems can arise. Being clear about the Imps’ shared values and understanding the issues still facing women it’s fantastic that the club are not just partnering with Her Game Too, but are committed to meaningful action to make everyone’s matchday free from discrimination.

“As a cheerleader for Lincoln City Women FC which also supports the campaign, it also underlines the importance that women and girls know football is for them.”

Imps chief executive Liam Scully added: "It's pleasing to be able to confirm the start of a working relationship with Her Game Too which I am sure will develop over time.

"This will help us build on the inclusivity work carried out by existing supporter organisations and our Foundation, and as a club we're committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone."

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