WINNERS 2023

The Vikki Orvice Award for Women's Sports Writing

A Woman’s Game

by Suzanne Wrack

The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Women's Football

This is the astonishing history of women’s football: from the Victorian era to the present day, from the game’s first appearance in England in the late 19th century through to the incredible teams which at their height in 1920 drew 53,000 spectators to Goodison Park, to its 50-year ban in the UK and the aftershocks when that ban was lifted. Following the game’s meteoric rise in recent years, Suzanne Wrack considers what the next chapter of this incredible story might – and should – be.

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