GDFC have created a bespoke kit and a number of merchandise football shirts to commemorate 100 years since the FA banned women from playing on FA-affiliated pitches in 1921. In 1921, the FA decreed “football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged” and enforced what was effectively a 50 year ban on the game for women. The ripples of this ban are still being felt today, from grassroots to the professional game.
Fleur Cousens, founder of Goal Diggers Football Club (GDFC), wanted to shed light on the forgotten history and celebrate the defiance of the women who kept playing “for the love of the game” in the face of adversity. Cousens believes that this collection is extremely important as it has the power to educate: “once we learn where we’ve been, we know where we’re going.”
The Goal Diggers FC kit and merchandise will be available to purchase in July. Sign up below to be the first to order!
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To raise money for the club, we are selling these limited edition screen printed totes. It's time to dig deep into your pockets, as all proceeds will go straight back into the club. Gift one to your favourite goal or grab one for yourself while they last!
ISSUE #3 | December 2020
In the third issue of our quarterly magazine, we explore the theme of "pitch". Read the magazine below or download the PDF.
ISSUE #2 | August 2020
In the second issue of our quarterly magazine, we explore issues around football and the theme of protest. Download the PDF below.
ISSUE #1 | May 2020
In the first issue of our quarterly magazine, we explore issues around football and the coronavirus. Download the PDF below. All profits from print copies sold went to the Hackney Migrant Centre.