Today, as England gear up to take on China for a place in the next round of the 2023 Women's World Cup, it is hard to imagine that, in the early 1920s, directly after a the sports golden age, the Football Association banned women's football... for 50 years.
We are now in a new golden age, with the sport drawing huge crowds and exploding the world over. Suzie Wrack, the Guardian's football journalist, has written a book that illuminates the history of women's football and how it has developed - from the first official game in 1881 to the formation of the WSL and beyond. It is a book that celebrates the teams and players who played a pivotal part in pushing the sport forward, and demonstrates the resilience and fight that has placed women's football back under the floodlights, where it belongs .
This freshly published paperback edition includes a new afterword that brings the recent success in the UEFA European Women's Football Championship into focus.
Size: 128 x 198mm