Book Review: Women in Boots – Football and Feminism in the 1970s

By Professor Jean Williams Women in Boots – Football and Feminism in the 1970s by Marion Stell and Heather Reid is a fantastically detailed account of the history of women footballers in Australia and New Zealand, in the 1970s, a pivotal time for the internationalisation of the women’s game. The book builds upon a growing …

Still we play on: why the stories we tell about women’s sport matter

On the 28th of September in 1918, on a Saturday afternoon in Ballarat, two football teams ran onto the Eastern Oval. A crowd of thousands lined the boundary fence, jostling for the best vantage point. When the siren sounded and the ball was bounced, the players leapt into action and that familiar organised chaos that …