With women’s soccer abuzz in the news, it’s high time we take a look back to the first organized women’s soccer league, also known as “association football.” The British Ladies’ Football Club (BLFC) held their first match at Alexandra Park in Crouch End, London, in 1895. Ten thousand “jammed the pitch” to see the Blues play the Reds.
1969: The Women's Football Association (WFA) is formed with 44 member clubs. 1971: The FA Council lifts the ban which forbade women playing on the grounds of affiliated clubs. 1971: In the first Women's FA Cup Final, Southampton beat Stewarton and Thistle 4-1. 1972: The first official women's international in Britain is played at Greenock. England beat Scotland 3-2.
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Knowing the history of women’s soccer, the FA ban, and how recently women’s soccer was given approval by the FA, leads unsurprisingly to the current state of women’s football. The stigma surrounding women’s football is still apparent in England; in fact, so apparent that they instituted a five year plan to make women’s football more prevalent and more on par with men’s football (Shackle).
Although there have been rumors of women playing soccer much earlier, the major rise of women’s soccer started after 1863 when the English Football Association standardized the rules of the game. This now safer game became very popular for women all over the United Kingdom, and soon after the rule change, it was almost as popular as men’s soccer (“History of”).
March 3, 2021. By Garri Chaverst. For many, the history of women’s soccer begins in 1999, when the world watched as the USWNT snatched a World Cup victory away from China in a dramatic penalty kick shootout. From then, women’s soccer players slowly but steadily worked to establish the game on the world’s biggest stage, eventually reaching where we are today.
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