The chairman of Doncaster Rovers has wished the Belles luck ahead of their first home game of the season - and hopes his side’s fans get down to support the girls.
The Belles opened their season with a battling draw at Boldmere St Michaels on Sunday, and confidence is high ahead of this weekend’s return to Rossington to take on Bedworth United.
With Rovers fans currently unable to attend games, chairman David Blunt hopes they can still get their football fix by heading down to Oxford Street.
He said: “Everyone at Club Doncaster wishes the girls all the best for the campaign, all the reports we’ve had back are that the staff and players have been excellent throughout pre-season and in Sunday’s opening game at Boldmere.
“We’ve learnt a lot from the Belles’ first season as part of the Club Doncaster family which I’m sure everyone is putting into practice this year. We believe our desire for sustainable growth means the Belles are in good shape at a time of real uncertainty in the world, we’re committed to growing the club and have been delighted to see Belles supporters get behind the players.
“I know it is tough for Rovers fans who are unable to get to games, and the latest Government advice has pushed that a bit further down the line, but a Belles season ticket costs just £30 and is a great way to get your football fix and show your support for Andy Butler and all the girls.”
Club Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin has been impressed by the commitment of Belles fans who travelled down to Birmingham for Sunday’s opening game of the campaign.
“It’s been absolutely fantastic to see supporters able to get to Belles games, and their backing in terms of season tickets sold and player sponsorships snapped up has been a real help - everyone knows the financial challenges facing sports organisations at the moment.
“The Belles were backed by good numbers at Boldmere on Sunday and it’s really encouraging for us to know there will be people there this weekend for the first home game. We know we have to wait a little longer to get fans back at the Keepmoat Stadium regularly, but I hope some fans of our other teams who have missed the matchday experience get down to Rossington to back the Belles.
“All the feedback from Andy and chief executive Russ Green is that the team are looking fitter and sharper than ever and that there is potential for a really good season on the pitch. Club Doncaster are right behind the Belles and, along with the staff, players and supporters doing what we can to ensure it’s a memorable season.”
Season tickets for the Belles' 2020/21 campaign cost just £30 and are on sale now, with supporters currently expected to be able to attend all home games starting with the visit of Bedworth United on Sunday September 27.