Women’s football has made huge progress but there is still a lot to improve on

icon hopepowell12 July ~ The top division of the FA Women’s Super League resumes today with the sport enjoying plenty of attention following England Women’s successful World Cup campaign. Having beaten Germany in the third-place play-off in Canada, many of the players will be returning to domestic action in a league that is unrecognisable from the set-up just 18 years ago. In WSC 121, March 1997, John Williams examined how far women’s football had come, from being banned by the FA in 1921 to the rise of Southampton Ladies throughout the 1970s and the more “enlightened” 1990s, but highlighted how much work still needed to be done.

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