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TOWN PAIR MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

8 March 2022

Three assemblies delivered to next generation

Town Women’s players, Eva Hubbard and Sophie Peskett paid a visit to Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich last week to talk to the young pupils about International Women’s Day.

The Blues’ duo spoke to all year groups, ranging from year 1 to year 6 across three separate assemblies about the growing opportunities arising for young girls and women in both football and wider society, as well as taking questions based on the Women’s team, and the challenges both Eva and Sophie faced while working towards playing for Town Women.

A particular talking point in all assemblies was the Tractor Girls' recent success at home to Southampton, where a record-breaking crowd witnessed Town triumph in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup to secure a quarter-final place against West Ham, alongside their continued successful league campaign which sees Town at the top of the FA WPL Premier Division South League table.

The clear message delivered to students across each assembly was about challenging gender stereotypes in and around football, as well as an inspiring talk to encourage the next generation of women’s footballing talent.

The Club's Community Trust has a wide range of grassroot football programmes for young girls who are looking to take their first step into playing football. For more information on this, please email harry.watts@itfc.co.uk.

Further information regarding International Women’s Day can be found HERE.


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