Continuing our exhibition highlighting some of the women who played football in Trafford, today’s focus is on the entire history of women’s football in the borough.

As part of the Women’s Euros Heritage project Trafford Local Studies staged a talk at the National Football Museum on the history of women’s football in the region. Prior to commencing this project hardly anything had ever been recorded on the history of women’s football in Trafford. However, interviews and research as a result of that project has allowed us to sketch out a history, leading to the production of a booklet on the game’s development locally. We also staged the talk on 1 July 2022 and this can now be viewed here:



There are still many stories to explore and uncover but hopefully this provides a brief overview of the development of women’s football locally from the 1890s to the modern day.

We are keen to hear about those who have contributed to this rich history of women’s football in the area. If you are from Trafford or played for a team based in our borough then please get in touch.

Your memories will help to develop our archive and ensure future generations are aware of the experiences of women footballers.

In addition, we are keen to locate objects, match programmes and memorabilia associated with women’s football, so if you have an item that you feel may help please get in touch.

If you would like to help Trafford Council to tell this story, please contact Trafford Local Studies on 0161 912 3013 or contact Gary James, Trafford EUROs Engagement Officer at gary.james@talktalk.net

This project is part of a National Lottery heritage programme which seeks to bring this history into the light through a number of physical and virtual exhibitions, and to create a documentary record of the game at this moment, through oral history interviews with local players and fans and a contemporary collecting programme.