In 1921 the FA banned women from playing on Football League grounds stating:
“The game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged.”
Thankfully, our wonderful Lionesses proved this sentiment wrong and rewrote the history books. On 31st July 2022, England won a UEFA Women’s EURO for the first time, defeating eight-time champions Germany 2-1 after extra time in front of a record 87,192 crowd at Wembley.
One of our tenants told us about the role one little Stokesley lady played in the big day. Subsequently, we couldn’t wait to share her story!
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