Derby County Ladies Football Club

Unite the Union Partner with Ewe Rams Academy

Derby County Ladies are delighted to announce another partnership for their growing Academy with Unite the Union joining an increasing list of Club Partners as women’s football continues its impressive growth.

With the recent news that women’s football is now the second fastest women’s sport in the UK behind Netball but quickly closing the gap, the market for the women’s game can be clearly seen at the Ewe Rams and CEO Duncan Gibb believes the potential to continue its growth is still open.

Gibb said “It’s incredibly satisfying to see another Club Partner on board and Jaz and the team at Unite the Union in the East Midlands were delighted to have their name across our Under 12 White Socks team shirts for their photoshoot at Pride Park earlier in the week.

“We’ve been in dialogue with Unite for a few months and it just needed to be signed off further up their chain so to get it over the line and to get the backing of a crucial members group with the exposure to their members is great for the Ewe Rams brand and for women’s football in general.

“What this shows for women’s football is that their are companies out there that want to get involved and want to have their brand associated with the game and can see its potential for growth. In my opinion, I don’t believe there is a ceiling for the game or we are still clearly very far away from it.”

Unite the Union East Midlands are a trade union membership covering the regions of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and most of Lincolnshire. They represent workers across the region in all sectors of the industry and according to spokesman Jaz Basra, the chance to get involved with the Ewe Rams was a no brainer.

Jaz said “I’ve worked closely with Duncan for a number of seasons with another group and I was keen to get Unite the Union involved in the club and help grow the game here in the East Midlands. We are seeing an increase in our membership from women and this is just a small way of showing our backing to getting gender equality.

“Derby County Ladies are an exciting club going through the best time of its short lifespan and we want to help get them to where they want to be. The Academy has continued its impressive growth and to see our logo on the shirts of the Under 12 Whiter Socks is a proud moment.

“Hopefully our members will see the partnership and it might spark something in them and if we can do our bit to get more people involved with the Ewe Rams that will be worth the investment alone and we want to be at the forefront of their rise to the elite women’s game.”

For more information on Unite the Union East Midlands and to see how they can help you, head to their website https://unitetheunion.org/what-we-do/unite-in-your-region/east-midlands/#