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Coaches To Show Support For White Ribbon Campaign

26 November 2015

Rob Page and his backroom staff will be supporting the White Ribbon Campaign at Port Vale’s next two fixtures.

The manager, along with Paul Bodin, John Harbin, Dave Timmins and James Rowland, will wear a white ribbon to show their opposition to male violence against women.

Each year 25 November marks UN International Day to Eradicate Violence against Women.

Wearing a white ribbon is a pledge that you, as a man will never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

The Vale boss told “I’m delighted we, as a football club, can show our support for the White Ribbon Campaign at the Rochdale and Exeter games.

“It’s important that the club shows it’s opposition to any sort of domestic violence or violence towards women and us as coaching staff are proud to do so by wearing the white ribbon.”

In the first nine months of 2015, 97 women were murdered by a male partner. One in four women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime. 750,000 children each year witness domestic abuse.

A number of Premier League managers have shown their support for the campaign in the past, including the likes of Steve McClaren, Tony Pulis and Brendan Rodgers.

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