PRESS RELEASE To Media 23rd August 2017 - CULFC and Coventry Haven

Media release

17 August 2017

Coventry United Ladies Football Club announce local partnership

Coventry United Ladies Football Club (CULFC) have recently announced their newest, local partnership with Coventry Haven, which has provided services to Coventry women and children for the past 45 years.

Domestic abuse can be experienced by women irrespective of social, economic or cultural backgrounds and as such can be found in all areas of the community. Through their partnership, CULFC and Coventry Haven hope to improve awareness, education and funding to support this very important work.

Coventry has some of the highest rates of domestic abuse incidences/offences and sexual offences in the whole of the West Midlands. 28% of women have experienced domestic abuse in the UK since the age of 16 years and it is believed that abused women are three times more likely to experience depression and anxiety disorders.

As a football club with a majority of female managers, players and followers, Coventry Haven was identified as an ideal charity partner. The work Coventry Haven does is hugely important to local women and children and as the club builds strong links with the whole community it hopes this partnership will help raise awareness, and promote the safety and empowerment of women and children experiencing any type of abuse. CULFC look forward to working with Coventry Haven and hope to build an extremely positive working partnership, for more information visit www.coventryhaven.co.uk or call 024 7644 4077.

Jade Ogle, CULFC Marketing Director, said:

“CULFC endeavour to support a variety of local charities. Coventry Haven is a really special charity that supports women and their children experiencing all forms of Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Abuse and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). We are really pleased to begin working in partnership with a charity that promotes equality, fairness and respect - all of which are really important aspects to CULFC." 

CULFC look forward to welcoming Coventry Haven to our first opening home game on Sunday 27th August 2017 at the Butts Park Arena. There will be lots of information available about Coventry Haven and our partnership with them on the day, for general CULFC information please visit http://www.coventryunitedlfc.co.uk/ 

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