A football match is scheduled to take place in Dundee to raise awareness of violence against women. David Bowman, who played for Dundee United between 1986 and 1998, will lead an all star team of legends who have played for both Dundee clubs against a White Ribbon team in a friendly game. The match has been organised by a coalition of local organisations, including Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership and Dundee City Council.
Dundee United are one of a number of Scottish football clubs who have this season pledged their support to ending violence against women; other clubs include St Johnstone and Arbroath. The clubs have been including information about domestic abuse in their online and print media, with staff also wearing white ribbons to show their support for the campaign. In December 2011, in a game broadcast around the world, both Dundee United and Celtic wore white ribbons on their kits to mark the beginning of the UN’s 16 days of Activism on Violence Against Women.
The all star game will take place in Dundee at 6pm on 18th April, at the University 3G pitch. During the match there will be competitions and prizes for children, and organisers are hoping for a well attended and successful awareness raising event.