Rotherham United Women set to play for first time at AESSEAL New York Stadium

ROTHERHAM United Women are to play their first ever game at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

They will take on Mansfield Town Ladies on Thursday, May 11 (7pm) for the inaugural "Her Game Too" Shield.

The match is taking place in partnership with the pioneering women-in-sport organisation and will see representatives attend on the night.

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RU Women's FC chairman Jamie Noble said: "The match will be the first of its kind and and will become an annual one to win the unique Her Game Too Shield.

"This occasion follows a fantastic and historic year for women's football after the Lionesses' success at last year's Women's EUROS."

Team manager Pete Jarvis said: "With the EUROS happening here last year, we really wanted to build on the momentum because it showed there is a real appetite in the area for women's football. We wanted to get a game on at the stadium this season and this was an opportunity for us.

"We hope it will draw in a really good crowd. It's an opportunity to see our women's team and I'm sure that for some people it will be the first time."

Rotherham United Women in action. Picture by JULIAN BARKER.

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Jamie Noble thanked Tony Stewart, Paul Douglas, Steve Coakley, Sam Ramsden and David Fellows at Rotherham United who have helped to get the match "over the line," with all the logistical processes that go into hosting a fixture.

The match is all ticket and booking is only online. Prices are: General Sale - £4

Concession and OAP - £2. A booking fee applies.

Parking will be available at a small cost of £2.

Gates open at 6pm.

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