Reds Hat Trick | Claim Free Entry To Our Home Game

Shelbourne FC is pleased to announce our new Reds Hat Trick initiative aimed at igniting passion for women’s sport and championing its growth in Dublin. 

Following the Women’s FIFA World Cup in Australia, which featured six former Shels players flying the Red flag for the Republic of Ireland, playing in their maiden World Cup. Shelbourne FC is pleased to offer free entry to all for the next three home games in the Women’s League of Ireland Premier Division, providing all fans a chance to experience top-tier football right on their doorstep and see the future of Irish football first hand. The Reds Hat Trick initiative is open to all.

With the global spotlight on women’s football, Shelbourne FC is looking to champion the game at local level and capture the imagination of fans young and old. By throwing open the doors of Tolka Park, the club is inviting everyone to unite behind our efforts to help continue to grow women’s football.

Shelbourne FC has a longstanding commitment to nurturing women’s football, and this initiative showcases the club’s dedication to supporting players and fans alike. The free entry to the upcoming home games is a golden opportunity to introduce new supporters to the game.

Where better to get your first experience of football then at Tolka Park, the home of the reigning Women’s League of Ireland Champions and FAI Cup holders, the club will be representing Ireland in the Women’s Champions League qualifiers this September. Noel King’s side will go head to head with Glasgow FC in the first round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, 6 September.

The Reds Hat Trick

Game 1: Athlone Town | 2nd September 2023, 2pm kick off, Tolka Park

Game 2: Sligo Rovers | 18th October 2023, 7:45pm kick off, Tolka Park

Game 3: Bohemian FC | 4th November 2023, 2pm kick off, Tolka Park

Admission: To register to receive your free tickets simply fill out the form here shelbournefc.ie/hattrick

For group bookings, sports teams and school bookings. Please contact Keith.McDarby@shelbournefc.ie

Noel King, Shelbourne FC manager said: “We believe in the power of football to bring communities together, to inspire and uplift. We want to grow our community and there’s no better time to do so when the nation is gripped by Ireland, having done us all proud at the World Cup. The club’s decision to offer free entry to not just one, but three of our Women’s League of Ireland home games is testament to the commitment we all share at Shelbourne FC to grow the game here, we want to introduce a whole new group of people to the talent, dedication, and unity that make the women’s game here in Ireland so special.”

Pearl Slattery, Shelbourne FC captain said: “I’m delighted this is being done, over the past five years, we’ve witnessed an incredible surge in the growth of women’s football in Ireland. The support and enthusiasm from our own supporters, coupled with the quality of the players and the on the pitch product, have propelled the game forward. This Reds Hat Trick initiative is a clear commitment from the club to grow the game and remove the barriers for people getting down to Tolka on a Saturday to try it out, I think it’ll help to grow our inclusive and vibrant football community.”

Barry Mocke, Shelbourne FC CEO said: “As a club, we recognise the importance of putting the game first. By offering free admission to our Women’s League of Ireland matches, we’re making a conscious decision to invest in the growth of women’s football and create an opportunity for new fans to experience the sport. While there may be financial implications, we are doing this for the greater good of fostering passion, inspiring young and old people to come to a game, this strengthens our community and far outweighs any monetary considerations.” 

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