Later this month the Proact Stadium will play host to a friendly fixture between Chesterfield Ladies and Mansfield Town Ladies in what is expected to be a fantastic occasion for both clubs.
Chesterfield Ladies are currently top of the domestic league and chasing promotion. With Mansfield currently situated two tiers above them in the women’s football pyramid, it should prove to be a tough test for the Spireites.
Following recent high attendances across the world at women’s football matches, it is hoped that supporters from both clubs attend the game and support the ladies sections of their respective clubs.
The game will take place on Tuesday, April 23 (7.45pm). The game will be a pay on the gate fixture with admission priced at adults: £3, Under 16s: free and free entry to all Chesterfield FC season ticket holders.
Delighted with the announcement, Chesterfield Ladies chairman Keith Jackson said: “The support we have received from Chesterfield FC this season has been phenomenal. All of our teams have been provided with the official club kit to wear, which really helps us to promote the thriving women’s game in Chesterfield.
"To now be able to announce that we will be hosting a fixture for our first team on the Proact pitch really does show what a great relationship we have.
"The club has had a great season so far, with the club reaching two cup finals - which are to be played in May - and in contention for the league title, so we hope the game at the Proact will see plenty of spectators come and support the team.”
Spireites associate director Alison Richardson said: "I really enjoy watching Chesterfield Ladies play. They've had a fabulous season and it's great they can showcase their talen at the Proact in this game.
"We've been building stronger links with the team all year and it's been lovely to see them playing in their Chesterfield kit following Ashley Carson's agreed sponsorship.
"The closer relationship is a good thing for all of us and I'm looking forward to it continuing to develop next season."
Chesterfield Ladies usually play their home games at Glapwell and are looking to develop the ground there to make it a lot more attractive for supporters to watch the games. For more information on Chesterfield Ladies, visit the website at http://www.chesterfieldladiesfc.com/