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  • Short Summary

    Footage of women playing football.

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    This film is identical to Film ID 1890.45.

    Girls play soccer. Location of events unknown.

    Soccer; girls' scholastic match; c. 1920. Sports; teenagers. can Girls play soccer well?' Ilford girls' soccer. CU of girl captains flipping the coin. A male referee stands watching. Shots of game in progress; with girls running and kicking ball; all the regular stuff. They wear long sweaters; skirts; knee socks; berets. It seems the answer is Yes; girls can play soccer well. Shot of team posing. Recreation; fun; women.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:14:56:00
    ON 064 O

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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 wore white.

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