Cadbury recently launched Grounds for Change to show it's 'continued support' for women in football.
The launch took place in Douglas Hall AFC, Cork with the support of Emma Byrne, former Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team captain and current Assistant Coach of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team and John O’Shea, former Republic of Ireland International and current Assistant Coach with the Republic of Ireland Senior Men’s Team.
Byrne and O’Shea were joined by members of the Douglas Hall AFC senior women’s team and club spokesperson to showcase the new club updates and facilities.
About Grounds For Change
Grounds for Change sees Cadbury Ireland support three grassroots clubs across the country with significant investment to improve each clubs’ facilities and equipment. Douglas Hall in Cork is one of three clubs to unveil the extensive investment from the initiative.
Other clubs that benefited are Bluebell Knockmitten United FC in Dublin and Buncrana Hearts FC in Donegal.
Speaking at the launch, Eileen Leahy, brand manager chocolate, Mondelēz Ireland, said, “Cadbury is a brand synonymous with generosity, and Cadbury Supporter And A Half carries the essence of that.
"Grounds for Change is the next step, and the investment will give pitches and community areas a revamp to make them accessible for everyone in the community to come together and play the game.
"Cadbury Grounds for Change is our way of leaving a lasting legacy and really supporting women to get involved. It is incredibly exciting to see women’s football finally getting the recognition that it richly deserves.
"We’ve had a summer to remember with our Republic of Ireland’s Women’s National Team doing us proud in Australia, and they are an inspiration for generations of young women. Get behind our girls in green and be a supporter and a half all year round.”