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GDFC News 07 February


For the love of the game: 100 defiant years of womxn's football

Event time: 28th Feb 7pm

Description: In 1921, the FA banned womxn from football for 50 years, effectively erasing the history of the womxn’s game. This is a history which must not be forgotten.

2021 marks 100 years on from the infamous ban and 100 defiant years of womxn's football.

Goal Diggers FC is a non-profit club set up in London to make football more available and accessible to all women and non-binary people regardless of experience or ability. Join us as we learn about and celebrate the forgotten footballers who fought to play the sport they loved and the strength of those still fighting against the setback the ban has caused today.

In partnership with the National Museum of Football we will be launching a 'Protest Kit' showcasing some of the stories of these incredible defiant womxn who fought back in the face of a patriarchal and homophobic society. The Protest Kit will be available to pre-order during the event and one lucky attendee will receive a free kit!

A panel discussion featuring special guests who continue to fight against the setbacks imposed by the ban will share their thoughts and experiences. Special guests will be announced shortly!

We hope you can join us and continue the fight.

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Hello goals!

Submissions are now open for issue 4 of GDFC Mag! The theme for this issue is 100 years. This marks the FA’s ban on women’s football a century ago. Submissions do not need to be about the ban or football related. As usual, we encourage you to interpret the theme as widely or as closely as you please.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 28th February.

If you have any ideas or would like to contribute to issue 4 as a writer, illustrator or in any other way, please email me at

GDFC Mag is written for and by the community. Everyone is welcome to contribute, regardless of experience. You can read our previous issues here.

We are looking for material for the following sections:

  • NEWS AND FEATURES - A longer-length piece (max 1750 words) related to the theme, however tenuously.

  • CREATIVE - Creative writing, poetry, art, drawing, photography, cartoons.

  • COLUMNS - Short form opinion pieces.

  • FOOD - Cookery tips and recipe ideas.

  • LIFESTYLE - Fashion, health, fitness, football.

  • GDFC CRUSH - Do you have a GDFC crush? Tell them anonymously here. Please, keep it clean.

  • AGONY AUNT - Do you have a problem for our agony aunts to solve? Are you a dab hand at offering advice? Let us know.

  • ENTERTAINMENT - Reviews or recommendations (books, film, music, podcasts, online theatre, TV, activities, things to do - you name it).


Do you know anyone who would like to contribute? Please share this if so!


Goals! We are still in need for someone to join Martha and Ciara in team Mat, the role will be in charge of the experienced teams fixtures but we would welcome any club members to apply. This is a great role for anyone looking to join the committee for the first time, as you will be part of a lovely team that can support you in getting to know the ropes.

Mat Ches Experience Rep
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Give a big welcome to Katherine Yesilirmak our new Social Secretary. She will be joining Ellen Robertson to make GDFC as fun off the pitch as it is on the pitch. Let her know if you have any social ideas!


Our limited edition GDFC Tote is still available. It's time to dig deep into your pockets, as all proceeds will go straight back into the club. Grab one for yourself while they last! Buy it here.


A player from Brockwell United is conducting a survey on the development of football boots for women. If you have 5 minutes to spare, please help them by filling out their survey here.


If you have anything you would like to feature in next week's newsletter, email by 12:00 Sunday.

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