Category Archives: Women’s Soccer

O Futebol e A Mulher

A leitura da semana In a League of Their Own!  da Gail Newsham escava a história pouco conhecida ou talvez esquecida das ligas femininas de futebol na Inglaterra.  Baseado em relatos biográficos das jogadoras e a suas famílias, o livro  documenta  as limitações e desafios enfrentados pelas ligas femininas Inglesas.  A Primeira Guerra Mundial foi… Read More »

“Balltretende Amazonen” – Anfaenge und Geschichte des Frauenfussballs und ein spezieller Blick auf die Sportfotografie

Diese Woche widmen wir uns den Anfaengen und der Geschichte des Frauenfussballs und lesen hierzu Gail “In a Leage of their Own” Hierbei wollen wir unter anderem folgenden Fragen nachgehen: Was waren die Gruende und Rechtfertigungen, die die FA fuer das Verbot von Frauenfussball im Jahre 1921 angab? Wie veraendert das Wissen um dieses Verbot… Read More »

Quel avenir pour le football féminin?

En mars, un jour avant la journée internationale de la femme, la FIFA va se réunir pour leur deuxième conférence sur le football féminin. Les invités, y compris des joueuses professionnelles comme Abby Wambach et des professeurs de sociologie, vont discuter de « la promotion de l’égalité des sexes » dans le monde du football.… Read More »

The Forgotten Early History of Women’s Soccer

Gail Newsham’s book In a League of Their Own! offers a unique account of the early history of women’s soccer in England. There is surprisingly little work on the history of women’s soccer in general, and particularly on its early period. Newsham’s research was pioneering in that she was able to gather together documentation on… Read More »

Pia Sundhage – Sweden’s next men’s football coach?

As I’ve been reading through multiple articles surrounding the build-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup for the Swedish team, one name has consistently come up: Pia Sundhage. The former coach of the US women’s national team, and now the current coach of the Swedish women’s national team, is revered by both players and fans.… Read More »