Chesterfield's Women At The Game Event Hailed A Big Success

Chesterfield’s Women at the Game event last weekend event has been given a big thumbs up.

The club's initiative to encourage more ladies to attend football matches was held at the Proact on Saturday.

Chesterfield may have lost 3-2 to Eastleigh but the club have had excellent feedback after an increase in female spectators.

Associate director Alison Richardson, who organised the event, said she was thrilled with what she saw.

The club posted comments on their website and one read: "I really enjoyed the match and the atmosphere. It brought back happy memories of going to football with my dad when I was a child and I’ll definitely be coming back to watch the Spireites again.

"This was my first football match and I have planned to go back and watch another with my family.

"Was a great first introduction to football. Felt very comfortable, met some lovely people, really enjoyed the game and the cupcakes were awesome!"

Women at the Game was introduced by the late Jacqui Forster and her widower Pete Baker attended the match.

He said: “Jacqui loved her football, going to games since she was five. She wanted to reach out to women who liked football but had never attended a live game, to remove the fear factor of what’s beyond the turnstiles.

“It was great to see Chesterfield putting a lot of effort in on Saturday and get a large number of ladies to attend the match in a welcoming environment - exactly what Jacqui wanted.

“She would have been so happy with what was achieved. I loved the themed cakes, too. Top job, Chesterfield!”

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