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  • Short Summary

    Women's football teams playing. Ilford, London.

  • Description

    This film is identical to Film ID 1884.16.

    Can girls play soccer well - Ilford representatives give good display. London

    Various shots of two women's teams playing football. Group shot of one of the teams.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:09:00 / 01:41:37:00
    ON 088 E

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  1. SteveBolton says

    One of these teams is the Sterling Ladies FC of Dagenham - “The Invincibles”. They were arguably the most successful women’s football team of the First World War. They are playing in their distinctive white and dark ‘quarter’ shirts. They are wearing skirts rather than shorts so this would probably be a game from their first season 1917-1918. A photo of the team appeared in the New York Herald in 1918 with the caption: ‘The unbeaten women champions of Great Britain’. They finished their two seasons with a record of 34 wins + 2 draws with 201 goals for and 14 against. Several teams such as Vickers Dartford, Marconi, Harrods Ladies are known to have played some games in white.

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