BANNED WOMEN: Being a female footballer in 1953

BANNED WOMEN: Being a female footballer in 1953

Between 1921 and 1971, women were banned from using FA affiliated venues and officials. But it didn't quite kill the game...

Karen Dobres
6 minute read (inc video)
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Drabbles Mill FC (1953)

We got a great response to this story in our Owners' newsletter, so we thought we'd share it more widely.

Evelyn Robb, a centre forward of yesteryear talks to Lewes FC about her time playing for factory team Drabbles Mill in Matlock in 1953.

Her daughter Dawn Stacey is a local Lewes artist and she shared with us this picture of her mother’s team (Evelyn is bottom row, far left). This prompted our intrepid Equality FC crew to get along and talk to Evelyn about what it was like to be a player back then...

(If you know of other pioneering women footballers, we'd love to interview them - karen@lewesfc.com)

Drabbles Mill FC (1953)

We got a great response to this story in our Owners' newsletter, so we thought we'd share it more widely.

Evelyn Robb, a centre forward of yesteryear talks to Lewes FC about her time playing for factory team Drabbles Mill in Matlock in 1953.

Her daughter Dawn Stacey is a local Lewes artist and she shared with us this picture of her mother’s team (Evelyn is bottom row, far left). This prompted our intrepid Equality FC crew to get along and talk to Evelyn about what it was like to be a player back then...

(If you know of other pioneering women footballers, we'd love to interview them - karen@lewesfc.com)