Thursday, 3 October 2013

Women who fought to play football...

...The Honeyballers.



Story courtesy of BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-24176354
BBC iPlayer link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03bg9vd/Honeyballers/

The British Ladies FC captain Mary Hutson (aka Nettie Honeyball), was the inspiration for BBC Alba's documentary. It still comes as a surprise that after 100 years, there is still the same attitude towards football being a "men's only" game.


It was during the First World War that women were needed to take on the traditional male roles in the workplace and this also extended into leisure activities, resulting in women's football teams being formed. After a ban on the women's game in 1921, determination from teams in England and Scotland saw games take place in records dating to 1943. The ban was lifted in the 1970's, but it's only up until the last decade that the game has started to get the recognition it deserves.



Nettie Honeyball (captain and founder of the British Ladies FC in 1985)

2 comments:

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  2. The gentleman in the first picture was my great Grandfather Walter Caesar.

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