The secret history of women's football

324 Girls"The secret history of women's football" seems a tall promise for those of us who are interested in the women's game. The story of the pioneering team formed in the yard of the Dick, Kerr factory in Preston in 1917, which is the one the author highlights from the book's start, is not a "secret" to anyone who has read Gail Newsham or Barbara Jacobs' books on the subject. Happily, both authors are among those credited in later chapters – by which point Tim Tate's assurance that his is a "more rounded" account of the early days has been well met. Read more

Related articles

Thriving women's grassroots game gives a chance to those who missed out at school
If you did not get a chance to play football when you were young, taking it up later in life can give a new dimension to the game – as SJ...
Photo of the week ~ Birkenhead docks loom over Tranmere Rovers Ladies
Tranmere Rovers Ladies 5 Middlesbrough Ladies 0, 22/01/2006, FA Women's Premier League North Tranmere Rovers Ladies (white) take on Middlesbrough...
The best and worst moments of 2017 ~ part one
Embed from Getty Images // From Scotland’s failures to the triumph of England’s Under-17s, via John Terry, astounding Cup runs and...