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Ladies join events to mark International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is being celebrated around the world on Monday 8 March

8 March 2021

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To celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021, several Rovers players and staff are taking part in virtual events across the day.

Blues defender Jade Richards is set to host a Zoom call with Blackburn College students and tutors to talk through her career to date as a player and coach, whilst also answering questions from the students on being a sports woman.

Meanwhile, Rovers manager Gemma Donnelly will join an online session set up by Westmorland County FA for women in the area to hear from a panel of guests involved in the women’s game.

Titled ‘Inspiring Women and Girls in Football’, Donnelly is one of five panellists for the Q&A session on Monday evening.

She will give an insight into her role as a manager alongside ex-professional Emma Coolen, sports journalist Molly Hudson, Brighton & Hove Albion player Rianna Jarrett and football referee Natalie Aspinall.

Also on 8 March, Rovers first-team coach and Regional Talent Club Technical Director Katie Quinlan will be part of a Q&A session hosted by The FA Women's High Performance Centre, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. 

The free session, on Zoom, is designed to help coaches who are passionate about progressing in the female game. 


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