Photograph - Cardiff Ladies Football Team 1917

Object Id: 
A Ladies’ Match, which took place on Cardiff Arms Park on 15th December 1917.
The contestants were Cardiff ladies who were mainly employees of Hancocks Ltd. the noted Cardiff brewers, and Newport ladies who were employees at the Lysaghts works in their town. The Newport ladies won this novel match by 6 points to nil. Under the patronage of Mrs “Ma” Rosser, the teams changed in the Grand Hotel, Westgate Street. Mrs. Rosser greatly assisted the cause of Rugby football in Cardiff for many years. The Cardiff Ladies’ captain, Miss E. Kirton was well known at the Grand Hotel later as an employee.
There is evidence to suggest this wasn't the only match Cardiff Ladies played during the war years.

For more information read the article -
The Earliest Photograph of a Women’s Team?

Lady in middle of back row is presumably Mrs “Ma” Rosser
Lady with ball is presumably Miss E. Kirton (Captain)
3rd from left in middle row (2nd one seated) is Lilian Eva Rees (aged 17 yrs)
4th from left in back row is Miriam Morris

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Object Status: 
CAC Collection

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