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Community Day 2022 | Meet Gift


Bristol Rovers are ready to celebrate their annual Community Day, this Saturday (April 2nd). Throughout the week, we'll be highlighting some of our participants who have benefited from the various programmes that we deliver.


Without the support of our fans, we simply wouldn't be able to make the impact that we do in our community. If every fans brings 'A Pound to the Ground' this Saturday, it will make a huge difference to our participants.


We spoke to Gift Ihejieto from Bristol Rovers Women's FC, who reveals the difficulties she had playing football at a young age and becoming a part of the 'Gas Girls'

"When I was a couple of months old, my family moved to Bristol from Nigeria and I was based in Easton for most of my childhood.


When I was younger, I’d always watch football on TV and I loved watching players like Messi and Neymar. I’ve always wanted to play football, but I never had the opportunity apart from when I was in School. I never had a lot of access to Coaching either because the travelling would have been too much for me and my family.


Last summer I saw the advert for the ‘Gas Girls’ trials at Lockleaze Sports Centre on social media and I thought I’d give it a shot. I was thrilled when I got in!


I’ve always been a really shy person, especially around new people but the community and environment created at Bristol Rovers Women’s has definitely improved my confidence. I love what the club does on and off the pitch and I’m really happy to be a part of this family."


If you would like to make a donation to Bristol Rovers Community Trust, you can do so by clicking here