Story: Football

Aotea Ladies' Club playing football, 1921

In 1921 women's football clubs were formed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Here the A and B teams of the Aotea Ladies' Club play each other as a curtain-raiser to a men's provincial contest between Auckland and Wellington at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

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New Zealand Herald, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Auckland Weekly News, 15 September 1921, p. 42

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Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, 'Football - Women’s football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 June 2023)

Story by Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016, updated 15 Sep 2016