The origins of women’s football may be traced back to the First World War in England, with the formation of the “Ladies of Kerr,” a team that has spawned this movement throughout the twentieth century. Who are these “Lords of Kerr,” though? Due to a shortage of males (at the war), some factories began to employ women who had previously been “marginalized.” The Dick Kerr factory, from which the English squad gets its name, was one of the British factories. During the breaks, the females trained and quickly learned that they were on par with the boys, and in some cases, the two teams competed in the factory courtyard.
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The First World War, with the mobilization of many women in factories dedicated to war production, increased the number of teams, and the activity continued after the war: on December 26, 1920, Dick, Kerr’s Ladies played St Helen’s Ladies FC in Liverpool in front of nearly 50 thousand spectators.
Dick, Kerr’s Ladies snatched champion Lili Parr from St Helen’s by providing her a position, a stable wage, and a variety of advantages.
Scotland and France were the birthplaces of women’s teams, with Kerr’s Ladies playing four games in each (the first international). However, the British Football Association forbade women from playing on federal courts as early as 1921, a boycott that lasted until the 1970s, but Kerr’s Ladies continued to play – under the name Preston Ladies FC – until 1965. Out of 828 games, 758 were won.
The Italy Women’s Football Team
In our country, the first football team, the women’s football group, was created in 1933 by a group of Milanese girls. The FIGC permitted them to perform solely behind closed doors. They were also stopped when they scheduled their first away match in October of the same year, against a newly formed women’s team in Alexandria: the fascist regime diverted the players to sports or basketball (which was played without contact).
The Women’s Football Group was created in Milan in 1930, consisting of a group of women who took to the field with the skirt, as opposed to the English who took to the field with long skirts and corsets. In 1946, Trieste saw the birth of two teams: the Triestina and the girls of San Giusto; in 1950, Naples saw the birth of the Italian Women’s Football Association (Aicf); and in 1959, Messina saw the dissolution of the AICF.
Bologna-Inter was played in Milan in 1965, with athletes aged 14 to 17, and Valeria Rocchi was the coach of both teams as well as the match referee. Genoa and Giovani Viola were both reborn at the same time.
In summary, fascism prevented women – who must have been prolific spouses and mothers – from participating in a male-dominated sport: women’s football resurfaced in 1946 in Trieste, with the formation of two teams (Triestina and San Giusto). and in Naples, before moving on to other places. The first national championship was held in 1968 (Genoa won), but it was not until 1986 that Italian players were allowed to compete in the FIGC (under the category “amateur events”). The World Championship was first held in China in 1991, with the United States defeating Norway.