When men and women went out in rough cotton. The first kits.

As you pull on your smooth football top you might want to spare a thought for those first footballers who did not get to have such luxury. No one is completely sure where the game of football originates, (some speculating that it was the result of kicking severed heads around a battlefield!) but the closest thing we have is the Royal Shrovetide game in Ashbourne in the Peak District. A ball being kicked about by lads and ladies is thought to be a common occurrence but it isn’t until the…

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All-girls team storms boys’ football league

With two games left, an all-girls football team has an undefeated record so far this season and has finished top of a boys’ league. Image Credit SB Frankfort, an under-12 all-girls team from Plymouth, won the Devon Junior and Minor League with two matches left to play in what is thought to be the first instance of a girls’ team winning a boys’ league. The FA has been unable to confirm this, stating that this is impossible to verify due to the vast number of junior leagues throughout the country.…

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