1950s

In 1953, a ‘novelty’ match took place featuring a Blackstone team in Ipswich. It seems there was a push to kick-start a competition. The reporter’s enthusiasm is clear, even if they didn’t check all their facts!

We suspect that the Brisbane Junior Soccer Association may have begun to support a women’s competition in 1959. We haven’t as yet been able to confirm this and would love to learn more about Frank Clarke who was a great supporter of women’s football.

  • Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld.) Sunday 13 September 1953
We want to learn more
about Frank Clarke – he
was a great supporter of
women's football.
Can you help?

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