Final Whistle from the Hidden History Team

The Arts Council funded ‘Unlocking the Hidden History of Women’s Football’ project draws to a close this week. The project has been invaluable for our understanding and appreciation of the history of the women’s game and the National Football Museum has plans to better integrate the collected stories into displays, activities and research going forward….

50 Years of Women’s Football in Switzerland

The Hidden History project has shown us how hard women have had to fight for equality in English Football. But this was also the case in countries across the world where prejudice stood in the way of the women’s game. This week we hand over to Saro Pepe Fischer from the Football Club Zurich Museum,…

Player Post: Spurs Ladies’ Bianca Baptiste

Continuing with our series of Player Posts this week, we meet Bianca Baptiste of Spurs Ladies, team mate of Jenna Schillaci who featured in a previous blog post. Both women speak about the growth of the team and how it feels to be a real part of the club and to train at Tottenham Hotspur…

Player Post: Spurs Ladies’ captain Jenna Schillaci

Jenna Schillaci is captain of Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Football Club where she has played for the past 10 years. This week she tells us about her footballing history and shares some advice for girls trying to get into the game. How did you first get into football? I grew up with two brothers so football…

Loan Announcement: Medal from Women’s Football Pioneer Carol Thomas

Last week we were delighted to welcome Carol Thomas back to the National Football Museum to discuss her inspirational football career. Carol’s first competitive game was played with BOCM Ladies in 1966 when she was just 11. She worked her way up rapidly through the ranks, appearing for Reckitts Ladies, Hull Brewery Ladies and the…

Shots of history: Finding the women in the photographs

The women’s football collection is bursting with wonderful photographs spanning the history of the game. We have some fabulous black and white images from the early 20th century, as well as contemporary team photographs and action shots from World Cup games – some of which are now being exhibited in an online exhibition curated by…

Sharing the hidden history: Represent! at People’s History Museum

The significance of the women’s football collection at the National Football Museum goes far beyond the realms of football as it feeds into the wider story of the struggles for equality faced by women throughout history. As this year marks the centenary of some women getting the right to vote in England, People’s History Museum…