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Rossington a safe home for Belles

25 September 2020

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Belles chief executive Russ Green is pleased that his side will play games at Oxford Street, home of Rossington Main, again during the 2020/21 season.

The ground has acted as home of the Belles since 2018, and Green says the Belles have been made to feel very welcome there.

He said: “I can’t praise them enough for their warm welcome for everyone connected to the Belles, and this summer they’ve spent a significant sum on pitch improvements as well as made additions to facilities that will help us look after our sponsors and other officials.

“It really is a lovely setup and the people of Rossington can be proud, hopefully we can put out a team to reward their investment. They’ve taken all the steps required to ensure safety amid social distancing requirements with track and trace in place so everyone can be assured it’s a safe environment to be.

“In these strange times it’s great that we can allow supporters into games already - with our other local teams unable to play in front of fans at the moment we hope to be able to provide a bit of a matchday buzz for them and provide some really entertaining football in a safe environment. A season ticket is just £30 - you’d pay more than that for just one ticket for a Premier League game and that gets you into all 11 home league fixtures this season!”

The Belles are likely to play one game on the main pitch at the Keepmoat Stadium over the course of the season.

Green added: “We’ve got everything we need at Rossington, but with having the Keepmoat Stadium available to us as part of Club Doncaster it is a great chance for us to give the girls a new experience.

“We’ll obviously confirm this when we can, but for now we’re really happy to be focusing on Oxford Street and hope to see plenty of our fans back with us when we play our first home league game against Bedworth United on Sunday.”

Safety measures supporters should be aware of include:

  • Sanitising station on entry
  • Track and trace using NHS app
  • One-way system in place, including in clubhouse
  • Toilets working on a one-in-one-out basis, with handwashing and sanitising facilities
  • Spacing measures clearly marked around the ground, including reduced seating capacity
  • Everyone must follow social distancing unless in a designated bubble
  • All attendees asked to wear face masks whenever possible

The Belles play their first home game of the season at Oxfod Street on Sunday September 27 when Bedford United visit. Kick-off is 2pm, with entrance £3 for adults and £1 U17s.

 

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