The community initiative at Reds10 continues as a £250 donation is made to the Great Driffield U-15’s girls' team.
As the principal & community partner of Hull City Ladies FC, Reds10 and HCLFC have been working together to riase the profile of traditionally male-dominated industries, like football and construction, under the Breaking Down Barriers banner since the beginning of the year. Following England's recent success at the Women's Euros, it seemed like the perfect moment to extend the footballing link within the Driffield area by supporting the local girls' football team directly too.
Karen Purdy, Business Coordinator at Reds10 said:
"We want more girls and women to consider a career within the construction industry, while teams like Hull City Ladies and the girls teams here at Great Driffield AFC want more participation in football and so this is a great opportunity to get the message out there about breaking down those barriers and encouraging girls into non-traditional roles.
The £250 has been spent on a range of training equipment for the team including a tactics board, slalom poles, a speed ladder and pop up goals, which they hope will stand them in good stead ahead of the new season starting.
It’s surprising how far a little encouragement can carry someone – who knows we could have a potential future England player on our hands here!"
Team Manager Brett Johnson said:
"We are grateful to Reds10 for their belief in the team and look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration , as we strive to show that girls can do so much, both on and off the pitch. Our team are pioneering girls' football in Driffield and they lead the way for our younger girls that are taking their first steps in the game. With Reds10's support we can continue to break down barriers."