Founded in 1917, women's football quickly became a popular spectator sport - so much so, that the Football Association banned it, fearing it would upstage the men's game. This book is the story of the Dick, Kerr's Ladies team, as well as the political and social issues that led to the demise of the women's game.
Barbara Jacobs is a novelist, freelance journalist, advice columnist and broadcaster. Her novel for young adults, Stick, won two major UK awards and her most recent book Loving Mr Spock (2003) was a personal account of her partner's battle with Asperger's Syndrome. She writes a weekly advice column for several London newspapers and has her own radio phone-in on Century 106. She lives in Leicester.