It’s possible womens’ teams were formed at mens’ clubs from 1959. Womens teams played out of the Wynnum Club from 1961. Not able to have a Senior’s Competition of their own, the women’s games were organised through the Brisbane Junior Soccer Association.
Commentators and skeptics, usually pedalling archaic attitudes, were quick to point to a lack of quality. They did not or could not see it as a case of limited knowledge. They called it ‘kick and giggle’, but missed the enthusiasm and courage, a willingness to learn and an openness to play better.
It’s no coincidence that these are the hall marks of Matildas football today.