The March edition of The Rampage is set for release this Thursday (11th March) and is packed full of exclusive interviews and club-centric content.
The latest edition of the 100-page magazine takes a behind the scenes look at Derby County’s transfer deadline day in February where five new Rams came through the doors at Moor Farm.
One of those new signings, Lee Gregory, discusses his journey from non-league and working as an electrician to his rise to the Sky Bet Championship, while Assistant Manager Liam Rosenior gives an insight as to why his up-bringing has put him in great stead to thrive in his role.
We also celebrate the women who work within the football club to coincide with International Women’s Day. Assistant Communications Officer Livvi Sefton and Under-18s Analyst Sara Cullis discuss their experiences working in male-dominated roles.
Here is an extract from that piece that you can read exclusively in The Rampage…
One of the most common things both Sara and I have found working in typically male positions within the club, is people mistaking who we are. A couple of seasons ago, an opposition manager came in our work room to do his Sky Sports post-game interview and he said to me: ‘you must be the team yoga instructor!’ I laughed and he said something again on his way out. I am sure he didn’t mean any offence and I laughed about it with my colleagues afterwards, but they certainly have never been mistaken for a yoga instructor!
Another example is on social media. Although I do not predominantly work on our social media, it is part of my job description and on comments, the admin is regularly referred to as ‘lads’. The assumption is always there that the person working in the role is male.
“There are times I have been to away games and everyone thinks I am a physio,” Sara said. “Literally without fail, they will think I am the physio! It is good for me being in this role though, people don’t expect it and under-estimate me and it is good to prove them wrong. It makes me more recognisable as well, so people know my name because there are not many women in the role around the whole of football, so it puts me in a good stead.”
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