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Robinesses join Mira Showers in celebrating International Women's Day

9 March 2023

Cheltenham Town Ladies players Maisy Collis and Laura Holden helped celebrate International Women's Day by joining a Q&A panel hosted by club partner Mira Showers.

The two Robinesses featured in a panel alongside Gloucester-Hartpury Womens Rugby stars Laura Delgado and Emma Sing, and reflected on International Women's Day, as well as women in sport, to a group of local school girls at the Kohler Mira Space 100 events space.

All athletes reflected on moments in their careers, and explained to the children their thoughts about International Women's Day. 

"The whole conversation has changed around women in sport," said Collis

"When I was younger I used to play for boy teams, and opposition parents would say, 'why is she playing? She shouldn't be playing with boys,' but now it isn't even a conversation where that would happen now.

"It's really good to be able to talk about our experiences because times have changed so much."

Teammate Holden said during the talk: "When I was 8 or 9 you didn't see professional women footballers on the TV, and to have those rolemodels now for younger children is a really positive thing."

The pair gave a great insight into the life of a semi-professional female footballer, and when talking to the children, Holden encouraged them to follow their passions.

"If there is something you enjoy, then no one else can take it away from you so don't let anyone tell you aren't good enough for it!"

Watch all the highlights from the talk over on iFollow.

Mira Showers have been in partnership with the club for over 15 years, and in the summer became the 'headline' sponsor of the Cheltenham Town Ladies. 

The Cheltenham-based-global shower manufacturer supported the Robinesses' preparations for life in the third tier of English football by funding a new home kit, away kit and VEO camera equipment for the side. 

Mira are also sponsoring the upcoming Ladies match against London Bees on Saturday, 18 March as part of our Double Header - tickets are still available online for the exciting day of football at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium, as we aim to break the record attendance for the Robinesses.

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