Women’s Football

Every team photo captures a moment in time that can tell us so much about the game and the social history in which it sits.

The munition worker, public service and other women’s teams peaked in 1917 and were formed at a time women’s emancipation was beginning to emerge. This had followed decades of campaigning, including violent protest and hunger strikes. The early days of a long struggle for equality, that continues even today, is mirrored in women’s rights to play the game on equal terms as men, and is captured within the LFA collection among other incredible stories from the later half of the 19th century and the First World War period.