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10 June 2016

Women’s Aid Hosts ‘Football United Against Domestic Violence’ Campaign Reception At Premier League HQ

ON 7TH JUNE, Women’s Aid welcomed a range of guests to the Premier League headquarters to celebrate the progress of the ‘Football United Against Domestic Violence’ campaign ahead of the launch of the European Championship in France. Guests from the worlds of football, politics, film and television came together with victims of domestic abuse.

Exeter City is supporting the ‘Football United Against Domestic Violence’ campaign run by the national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid, to send a clear message that abuse in relationships is never acceptable. Support the campaign and sign the pledge at www.footballunited.org.uk to make a positive difference now and raise awareness and help reduce the amount of domestic violence in the future.

Exeter City Supporters Trust and Exeter City FC were invited to the Premier League headquarters along with other attendees which included Football United Ambassador and television presenter Charlie Webster; Bill Bush, Director of Policy at the Premier League; Roisin Murphy, Director of Kick It Out; Simone Pound, Head of Equalities at the PFA; Troy Townsend, Education and Development Manager at Kick It Out and father of Newcastle United’s Andros Townsend, and Jason Lee, Equalities Education Executive at the PFA.

Speaking on behalf of the Club, manager Paul Tisdale said: “I am honoured that Exeter City have joined Football United Against Domestic Violence. It is vital that we channel the power of football into positive causes and send out the message to fans that domestic abuse can never be tolerated. I am proud that Exeter City are using their position within the community to tackle domestic abuse.

Take a look at the video below for more information – Some viewers may find the following scenes distressing.



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