Almanac Women’s Footy History: On the margins of the good oval

As we know the story of women’s football is more than the ‘Overnight success’ of the Friday night first match between Carlton and Collingwood.

In this article historian Stephen Alomes looks at the struggles to build women’s football primarily in recent years. It focuses on the period from the formation of the Victorian Women’s Football League in 1981. It also places women’s football in the context of Oz social values, from traditional views of women’s role to contemporary change, and has the voices of players.