Playing Catch Up
In 1920, women’s football in Scotland attracted crowds of up to 15,000 people. On 5 December 1921, the decision by the F.A. (Football Association) to ban all women’s football matches on the basis that ‘women were not fit to play such a sport,’ had a devastating impact on the game. In 1971, the Women’s Football Association and UEFA were successful in securing a rescinding of the ban. Fifty years on, football is now one of the fastest growing sports for women in the country. This project is an exploration of women’s football within the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 and Championship South. Their passion, commitment and belief in the game is palpable.
Lauren Barbour • Anna Batey • Grace Brandon • Adriana-Ioana Cosma • Rachel Gilliver • Sophie Gray • Jamie Johnston • Ines Maria Marzo • Michaela McStay • Natalia Paklikowska • Stella Shek • Jenny Spence • Ellie Stewart • Robbie Tighe • Rachel Walls • Johanna Marie Werner •