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Watch – Create the space: 100 years on in women’s football

This Sunday (December 5th 2021) was an historic day in English football, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football from its clubs’ stadiums in 1921.

Both the National Football Museum (NFM) and the Football Supporters’ Association marked the occasion with a series of stories and events, including this one-off panel discussion held last week featuring a range of expert voices discussing the impact of this ban; both at the time and its repercussions today.

The panel was hosted by Anita Nneka Jones and featured Carol Thomas (NFM Hall of Famer, former-England Captain), Liz Ward (director of programmes at Stonewall) and Professor Jean Williams (author of ‘A History of Women’s Football’). With further contributions from (National Football Museum curator) Belinda Scarlett and (FSA Women’s Game Lead) Deborah Dilworth.

Watch the discussion in full below:

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