Jul 19, 2023Liked by Jessy Parker Humphreys

> Similarly in Sweden, female workers began setting up teams and leagues during the 1960s, spurring other workers across the country to do the same, outside of the remit of the federation. This created a robust community of leaders within women’s football; after all it was Norwegian delegate Ellen Willie who demanded in 1986 that FIFA begin holding a Women’s World Cup.

As football gets bigger its affected by pretty much the same process that has affected German clubs like Turbine Potsdam. Makes all of this "success" feel very bittersweet sometimes.

Really enjoyed this. PS. where are you watching these games?

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It's so hard to balance the desire to see the game grow with the reality that that means it's uniqueness is being subsumed to bigger footballing entities!

They're all on YouTube in full (some require more digging than others)

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