On International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March, Larne Football Club and Women’s Aid ABCLN joined forces to ‘give domestic violence the red card’ as Larne FC became the first football club in Northern Ireland to become a Safe Place and sign the White Ribbon Charter pledging to never commit, condone or stay silent about violence against women.
Commercial Director Gavin Clements said “We must stand up and be counted, and challenge the attitudes and behaviours that lead to male violence against women.”
“With one in four women experiencing domestic violence in their lives, this issue impacts all of us. We are committed to providing a safe place for anyone affected by domestic violence to access information on where to get help safely and confidentially.”
“Larne FC will be working with Women’s Aid ABCLN over the next 12 months to raise awareness and equip our members to recognise and respond to women living with or affected by domestic violence.