In a League of Their Own

In a league of their own In the history of women’s football, The Dick Kerr Ladies are the most successful team in the world.  And Scarlett had the honour of joining some of the remaining members of the team at the re-launch of the book that tells their story.

‘In a League of Their Own’ by Gail J Newsham documents the fascinating story of a group of women from a munitions factory in Preston, who came together during the First World War. The women were encouraged to take up sporting activities, among those was football, and this became the official sport of the munitions girls.

The Dick, Kerr Ladies

In the history of women’s football, The Dick Kerr Ladies are the most successful team in the world. Among the original pioneers of ‘Girl Power’. In 1917, on Christmas Day, 10,000 spectators gathered at Deepdale, the home of Preston North End, to witness the start of the a phenomenal success story in the history of women’s sport.

During the evening tales were shared about some of these remarkable women, with female footballers spanning all generations joining together to celebrate the story.

 

 

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