2010, a photographic series
“Despite being more popular than some men’s football events (one match saw a 53,000 strong crowd), women’s football in England suffered a blow in 1921 when The Football Association outlawed the playing of the game on Association members’ pitches, on the grounds that the game as played by women was distasteful. ”
Grainey, Timothy F. (2012). Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women’s Soccer.
In the summer of 2010 I accompanied players of the Women Football Club Krka during their preparations for the Euroleague qualifications. I encountered the team by chance and got hooked at once by their grit, friendship, fighting spirit and the passion for the game. They became my heroines and I felt privileged they allowed me to hang out with them, inside the dress room, on the pitch and on the way home. They wore a certain kind of pride that I hadn’t seen before. These girls were simply cool for what they were, playing football, making a great team. I feel sad whenever I hear people talking offensively of women footballers. I wish they could have spent a day with these girls.