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Girlguiding Sussex Central celebrate International Women’s Day by cheering on Brighton & Hove Albion WFC

On Sunday 17th March, Girlguiding Sussex Central county had the opportunity to again cheer on Brighton & Hove Albion WFC, against Manchester City. This is the third year that the county has been invited  to the Broadfield Stadium, Crawley to recognise the recent International Women’s Day. Over 160 members and their families were in attendance.

Guides from 1st Roffey, 1st Lower Beeding and 1st Partridge Green were excited to be selected to  carry and wave the flags at the start of the match.

Although Brighton sadly lost, everyone agreed that they had played well & the girls were inspired by the team’s determination.

The event continues to encourage interest in the  Sussex counties’ Football Challenge, which was produced with the encouragement and interest from those at Brighton & Hove Albion together with the other Girlguiding counties in Sussex.  The Challenge is all about teamwork and fun, which is at the heart of Girlguiding.

Girlguiding helps all girls know they can do anything. Together we’ve challenged gender stereotypes and discrimination for over 110 years and what better way to demonstrate this by attending a women’s football match.




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We’re over 300,000 girls from 4 to 18 who come together to laugh, learn, explore and have adventures. We’re over 70,000 volunteers, and 25,000 local groups having fun and exploring activities week in, week out .

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Girlguiding Central geographically covers Mid Sussex, Crawley and Horsham areas.