Bristol Rovers Community Trust emerged victorious in the Women's Football category at the 2023 Football Business Awards last Friday, surpassing prominent contenders such as Chelsea, Southampton, and even EA Sports.
This remarkable achievement highlights the dedication, passion, and commitment of the Trust towards promoting women's football and developing a positive impact in their community.
Despite competing against renowned football clubs and influential industry giants, the judges were impressed with their relentless efforts to create a lasting impact set them apart from the rest.
Through various programs and initiatives, the 'Gas Girls' have actively worked towards promoting gender equality and empowering women in the realm of football. By encouraging female participation and providing opportunities for skill development, the 'Gas Girls' has played a pivotal role in breaking down barriers and stereotypes associated with women's football.
Bristol Rovers Community Trust CEO, Adam Tutton said "Absolutely delighted to have won the prestigious Football Business Awards Women's Football Business Award. Beating some of the biggest names in Women's football including Chelsea, Southampton, Wrexham and EA Sports is without doubt a career highlight for me. Huge congratulations must go to Matthew Davies, Nathan Hallett-Young, William Dixon and our amazing players & volunteers for their unrelenting drive to push our club forward."
Bristol Rovers Women's FC Co-Founders, Matthew Davies and Nathan Hallett-Young, added "We're both extremely proud to have seen this club grow over the last four years and this is without a doubt one of the highlights of our journey so far. To be recognised at these prestigious awards and beating some of the biggest clubs and organisations in the game is simply incredible."