The Forgotten First International Women’s Football Match


Over at BBC Radio 4’s Home Front website there is a fascinating article about the first Women’s international match, between England and Ireland in 1917

Mr Brennan has unearthed newspapers from the time which describe the match as “international” and report that it attracted 20,000 spectators. The Lord Mayor of Belfast kicked off the match which, as was common for the time, was held in aid of war charities.

The full article can be found here –

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