Munitionette Cup Runners-up 1918
Back Row: Emily Milner, Amelia Farrell, Greta Kirk, Violet Sharples
Front Row : Elizabeth Powell, Mary Mohan, Mercy Page, Winnie McKenna, Gladys Reece, Olive Percival, Anne Wharton
(photograph courtesy of Peter McNaughton; identifications thanks to John O’Neill, Grangetown in Times Past)
Submitted by grand nephew Mark McKenna. Grandfather Eddie McKenna, twin to Winnie.
Wendy Owen (England) touches up her eye make-up before a match, England, 1972
According to Reading Football Nation: Sixty Years of the Beautiful Game by Andrew Ward and John Williams, this photograph was staged:
What was different, however, was the journalists’ angle on the women’s game. Local reporters generally concentrated on the sport, but national coverage was very prejudiced. In 1969 a shy northern female player was talked into posing for a Daily Mirror picture which showed her jumping to head the ball with her shorts down near her knees. When the England squad met for the first time, special tight shirts were provided for training, and the girls were embarrassed to be photographed. Wendy Owen was asked to pose in the dressing-room applying eye-shadow even though she had never used it before. When journalists discovered that England’s Margaret ‘Paddy’ McGroarty had briefly joined a convent, she was dressed up in nun’s clothing for more pictures. Elsewhere a Daily Mirror photographer managed to stage a photograph of twelve Orient Ladies players in a communal bath and the Sun was quick to publish a photo of an injured goalkeeper trading shirts with her nominated deputy.
Ward, Andrew and John Williams, “Football Nation: Sixty Years of the Beautiful Game” ( Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2009) pg. 126
Pia Sundhage at her first ‘elite’ club Jitex, 1981.
Marie Vargas(Hammarby Sports Club) celebrates the first of her two goals against against Gothenburg Athletics & Sports Association (GAIS), 1985/1986, Sweden
Sue Lopez in training, date unknown
Sue Lopez is an former England international footballer. She spent her entire club career with Southampton, except for a season in the Italian Serie A with Roma in 1971.
A leading advocate of the women’s game in England, Lopez has also worked as a coach, administrator and writer (Women on The Ball) since her retirement from playing.
Nigeria starting 11 at the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 1991, China
Top Row (L-R): Omo-Branch, Nkiru Okosieme, Rita Nwadike, Ngozi Uche, Phoebe Ebimiekumo, Mavis Ogun
Bottom row: (L-R): Florence Omagbemi, Ann Mukoro, Lydia Koyonda, Adaku Okoroafor, Diana Nwaiwu
Sue Lopez out jumping Geoff Hurst (date unknown)
Of all the pictures and videos on here this is the one I am most intrigued by if only because it is rare to see images male players playing with female players.
A little bit of history: Geoffrey “Geoff” Hurst is a former England striker perhaps most known for being the only player to score a hat-trick during a World Cup final (England vs Germany 1966). Similarly, Sue Lopez is a former England player, winning 22 caps between 1973-1979.
According to this article, Lopez was unable to play during the England’s first ever international match against Scotland in 1972 because she had sustained an injury while playing against the (England) men and thus was unable to participate in the England trials. It makes sense then that this picture was taken during that aforementioned match. I wonder if there is more information about the match and why it was held.
A Scottish Ladies Team (date unknown)
Briana Scurry making a save WUSA match.
Scurry was the starting goalkeeper for the USWNT between 1995-2005. Here she is talking about a save she made during 1999 World Cup final between China and the USA.
Miss Pauline Craske teaches her junior school pupils to play football on the playing fields at Queen’s College, Taunton, England, 1943