Music student Ruby Donadel is supporting an event at Twerton Park set up to show women why watching football can be great fun.
Bath City FC is encouraging as many women as possible to come along to its match against Hemel Hempstead on Saturday March 11th.
Female fans are invited to a reception before the game where they can get together, chat and enjoy some pre-match refreshments.
The event is part of a national initiative called ‘Women at the Game’ and coincides with International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Ruby, who is studying Level 3 music performance at Bath College, will be playing a live acoustic set for guests at the reception.
The 18-year-old is a big football fan and used to play football for a number of local teams, including Yeovil Town Ladies FC.
She said: “I played football for seven years. It’s always been seen as a men’s hobby but it’s getting more popular with women – especially with the success of the England women’s team.
“At the moment you’re outnumbered if you go to watch a game, but I’ve never had a problem with it. If you love the sport, it’s really fun.
“I’m singing at the event because I love the cause, I thought it was a great idea and wanted to help. I’m in the final year of my course, so I’ve done quite a lot of gigs but I’ve never played at a football match before. I’m looking forward to it, it will be a good experience.”
Bath City FC is about to become a community-owned club and is committed to strengthening its links to the local community.
Female fans will be on-hand to guide new visitors to the reception, which starts at 2pm – an hour before the match kick-off. Tickets are available here.